Taiwan Impressive: Chung Tai Chan Monastery

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Chung Tai Chan (Chinese: 中台山; Peh-ōe-jī: Tiong-tai-san) is a Taiwan-based Buddhist monastic order founded by the Venerable Master Wei Chueh in 1987. The monastery headquarters, Chung Tai Chan Monastery (or Chung Tai Buddhist Temple, 中台禪寺), completed in September 2001, is located in Puli, Nantou County, in central Taiwan. It is the tallest and one of the largest temples and monastery in both Taiwan and the world, having a height of 136 metres (446 ft).Widely admired as an architectural masterpiece because of the mountain monastery’s more modern look, the temple is second only to Fo Guang Shan’s monastery in physical size and in the number of ordained disciples.

Nantou is always famous for its mountain sight, especially Puli, which located in the center of Taiwan’s geography. It is the main center of many types of scenery. Chung Tai Chan Monastery’s bodybuilding contains Wu Hua changes, Gather lives, education, art learning, art, science. The building of the temple, the statue of Buddha, the fresco, the color paints, the carving structure, the calligraphy and etc, all of these form the content of the art. They show the real truth, the real nice and the real beauty of the spirit of Buddha. All of these are the art and the unimposing. Making a trip of Chung Tai Chan Monastery, you will feel the relaxation. It is just like a heart spirit bathing. You can also gain the peace in your heart.

We share with you pictures of some of the halls inside of Chun Tai Chan Monastery

The hall of the Four Heavenly Kings

Photo credit: adventurocity/ Flickr

The Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Photo credit: Sunnyvale Zen Center website

The Golden Dome

Photo credit: Sunnyvale Zen Center

To see the rest of the pictures of the halls in Chun Tai Chan Monastery website, click here!

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