Yuantong Temple

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  • Phone:886 2 2247 2350
  • Address:No.64-1, Ln. 367, Yuantong Rd., Jhonghe Dist., New Taipei City 23562, Taiwan View on Map
Yuantong Temple is a well-known Buddhist temple located in New Taipei City's Zhonghe District. The temple was established by a nun, Miao Qing, and its exterior resembles the Tang Dynasty in style. The temple's main entrance is guarded by lions and elephants on both sides, and on top of the stairs there's a large Maitreya statue. In the main hall, you can clearly see the three large statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, Manjushri, and Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. With joyous expressions, these figures sit in a relaxed manner. To the right of the temple there's a cliff, with many carved stone statues and stone lions underneath. The footpath between the rock walls and crevices easily accomodates around the temple. From the top of the mountain, you can overlook the Taipei Basin, and the field of horizon provided is both broad and magnificent. The New Taipei City Government has finished integrated trails, and have included them amongst a list of New Taipei City's hiking trails. Many explanation and commentary signs are included as well. 
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