Since its opening in 2011, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum has received several accolades including recognition by International Council of Museums (ICOM), ISO 50001 certification, and the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor as the top ranking attraction in Kaohsiung.
It is a 100-ha complex built to enshrine the Buddha’s tooth relic, now housed in the Main Hall. The Fo Guang Big Buddha, which sits atop the Fo Guang Building behind the Main Hall, is the landmark of the museum. Within the compound, there are art galleries, a theatrical auditorium, a children gallery, and souvenir stores. In addition, visitors can get to experience sutra transcription, or join in festive celebrations at the Five Harmonies Pagoda.
Address: No.1, Tongling Rd., Dashu Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance from the KEC: 45-min by car
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