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Going Around Taiwan (West Coast)

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the city of: Gaoxiong! (Day 3)

(this is a continuation of that long trip I took back in May)

Our third day in Gaoxiong we went on a small excusion to Foguangshan, the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Its name means "the light of Buddha mountain" and it was founded in 1967. It's also famous for having a tooth relic of Siddhartha (aka the guy who became Buddha). The grounds are just really huge! There's even a university inside it. We just picked the most interesting places to go...


First we had to rent a scooter (only way to get there)... and then.... Perhaps the most iconic part of Foguangshan is the giant golden Buddha statue (Amitabha). It's 118 ft tall!
This is the entrance...
This is the Avalokitesvara Pond. Beautiful! First we went to Pure Land Cave which is supposed to be an exhibit on all the different people or beings in Buddhism. It had lots of Christmas lights and moving statues. Kindy cheesy...
We'll meet this guy later on in Tainan or Taizho…