Learn about the Buddhist religion and enjoy the beauty of the architecture at Xuanguang Temple. Take a boat ride to cross the Sun Moon lake, followed by a short climb to reach the holy site. Go inside through the entrance, guarded by two golden lions, and see ancient relics belonging to the famous monk Hsuan Tsang. When you leave the temple from the back side, you’ll see a couple of paths that lead into the forest, where you can take a walk in the pristine nature. Take a moment to browse through the onsite gift shop, where you can find some distinctive souvenirs. Use our Nantou trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Xuanguang Temple and other attractions in Nantou.
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Xuanguang Temple Reviews
This beautiful temple pays tribute to a monk who wandered from China to India via the Silk Road. Not content with that he travelled around India before returning home. The temple has magnificent... more »
The exterior is much more interesting than the inside with a number of statues and map depicting travels. The top two rooms are for those who want a basic understanding of Buddhism. more »
such a wonderful place ❤️ to visit once you're in Taiwan.. You'll love the view and enjoy the boat trip around the lake, and take a chance to claim some stairs to visit the temple.
An interesting place with a buddhism history. The good place for photo shotting withSun Moon lake nearby. There is a map which show the route of famous chinese monk who brought buddhism to China from India.
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