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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is one of the largest Buddhist museums in the world. The museum covers an area of 100 hectares. Making it a vast and impressive complex that celebrates Buddhist culture and art. The museum was founded by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo Guang Shan monastic order. The order promotes Humanistic Buddhism, which seeks to apply Buddhist teachings to modern-day society…. Read More

Apart from Buddhist grottoes, mountains, and religious sites like the Leshan Giant Buddha, temples are an important part of China’s Buddhist heritage and culture. There are a lot of famous temples in China with magnificent layouts and traditional Chinese architecture. Many of them date back many centuries. Here are the top temples in China. Nanshan Temple, Sanya Nanshan Temple looks beautiful against the background of the sea and mountains, and it is… Read More

The Ushiku Daibutsu (“Great Buddha of Ushiku”) in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Stands 120 meters tall and is one of the world’s highest Buddha sculptures. In comparison, Nara’s Daibutsu at Todaiji Temple is barely 15 meters tall. And fits in the palm of the Ushiku Daibutsu. The height of the bronze statue represents the twelve types of light that emanate from the Buddha. And reach all people across the globe who repeat… Read More

On the Chinese New Year, it is customary for the Chinese to visit a temple for blessings and offerings. The Goddess of Mercy Temple, located in Georgetown, Penang, is Penang’s oldest and most renowned temple. Every year, followers of Taoism and Confucianism go to the temple on the night of Chinese New Year. To pray to the Kuan Yin deity for good health and fortune throughout the year. The Goddess of Mercy… Read More

Todaiji (東大寺, Tōdaiji, “Great Eastern Temple”) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752. As the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 to lower the temple’s influence on government affairs. Todai-ji Temple is also known by the alternative name “Konkomyo-shitenno-gokoku-no-tera.” Todaiji… Read More

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