I traveled to Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan for five days and four nights in the middle of September. I was impressed by Taiwan when I visited Taipei at the end of April, and I revisited Taiwan in less than a half year. I had some difficulties in gathering information compared to Taipei, but I found there were lots of things to do in Kaohsiung as well. In this article, I will write about Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Formosa Boulevard Station
* Day 1: 85 Sky Tower and Singuang Ferry Wharf
* Day 1: Singuang Ferry Wharf (Light-up) and Liuhe Night Market
* Day 2: Cijin island
* Day 2: Former British Consulate and Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout
* Day 2: Pier-2 Art Center
* Day 2: Love River (Light-up)
* Day 3: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum [This article]
* Day 3: Lotus Pond
* Day 3: Taroko Park (Light-up)
* Day 4: Taiwan Sugar Museum
* Day 4: Central Park Station (Light-up)
* Day 4-5: Formosa Boulevard Station (Lighting Show) & Return Home
The third day of the Taiwan Kaohsiung trip started. In the morning, I will visit Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, which is located in the suburb of Kaohsiung city.
To begin with, I moved from Kaohsiung Main Station to Zuoying Station, from which buses for Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum are running.
I arrived at Zuoying Station.
Zuoying Station is also the terminal station of Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR).
As I had some free time, I walked around the station.
The ticket office and the timetable display were quite similar to those of the Shinkansen bullet train in Japan, so I felt a sense of affinity. In the next Taiwan trip, I would like to take Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) 🙂
I bought bread for breakfast at a bakery in the station.
It was delicious more than I expected.
Now it was time to get in the bus for Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
It took about 40 minutes to reach Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is a cultural, religious and educational museum at the head temple of Fo Guang Shan, one of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist organizations.
This is the Front Hall, the entrance of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.
At the both side of the entrance, there were stone lion and elephant.
After passing the Front Hall, I headed to the Main Hall.
Now I arrived at the Main Hall.
The Mail Hall had consisted of three floors and one underground floor and displayed a variety of exhibits related to Buddhism.
He is Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan.
Here are other snap photos of the Main Hall.
View from the third floor.
There were also paintings.
I moved outside from the Main Hall.
There was Fo Guang Big Buddha.
This Fo Guang Big Buddha was so huge with the height of 48 meters and the weight of 1,800 ton.
Now I will return.
I looked back at the Buddha.
How beautiful these symmetry pagodas were.
I looked back again to take a photos of the Buddha with eight pagodas.
Now I returned to the Front Hall.
There were several restaurants in Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and I visited a buffet style restaurant in the Front Hall.
I had a buffet lunch there.
Then, I returned to Zuoying station to move to the next destination.
That’s it for the article about Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum as part of Day 3 of my Taiwan Kaohsiung trip.
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is a facility full of entertainment and something like a Buddhist theme park. Although the name of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum may give a stiff impression, visitors are able to enjoy the museum regardless of their religion 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Lotus Pond as part of Day 3.
1 Kaohsiung Main Station
2 Zuoying Station
3 Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
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