Sun Moon Xuanzang Temple

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  • Phone:+886 04 9285 0220
  • Address:No.389, Zhongzheng Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Sun Moon Lake Xuanzang Temple is located at Nantou's Yuchi Township, on Zhongzheng Road, No.389. It was established during Minguo Year 54, and the building itself is built in a Tang Dynasty style. Lalu Island is located in front of the temple, and Qinglong Mountain is located in the back. Accoring to fengshui, the terrain in this area is treasured land. In 1965, the bones and relics of Master Xuanzang were presented to the temple, with the Xuanzang Cultural Relic Museum opened in Minguo 103. There's an inscribed board located inside the temple, while located on the walls outside are depictions of Xuanzang's journey to the west and a biography. It's divided into two sections, each of which is dedicated to Xuanzang's ashes and the Sakyamuni Buddha. 
Xuanzang was a senior monk during the Tang Dynasty. His common name was Chen Hui and became a monk at Luoyang Pure Land Temple. He was famous for his teachings and was known as Master Zhang Jie. During the 7th year of Wude, he went to study Daoism as well as Buddhism and foreign literature and language. In 607, Xuanzang didn't hesitate to violate the current prohibition, and headed off to India on his own accord, despite the difficulties. Following the Western Regions, he overcame all sorts of dangerous situations before finally reaching India. In 643, he returned to China with a reputation, carrying 657 Buddhist scriptures back with him. The translation of the Buddhist scriptures became one of the greatest translations in the history of Chinese Buddhism. The character of "Tang Sanzang" in the novel "Journey to the West", is also based off of Master Xuanzang. 

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Everyday 05:00-17:00

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1.國道1號→由台中中港交流道下→台74線中彰快速道路→台14線→草屯→埔里(接台21線)→魚池→日月潭。
2.國道1號→由王田交流道下→台14線→草屯→埔里(接台21線)→魚池→日月潭。
3.國道3號→草屯交流道下→草屯→埔里(接台21線)→魚池→日月潭。
台中出發:
1.台中→中投快速公路→草屯→台14線→埔里→台21線→魚池→日月潭。
2.台中→台中路→大里→國光路→霧峰→台14線→草屯→台14線→埔里→台21線→魚池→日月潭。
高雄出發:
1.國道1號→由斗南交流道下→斗六(接台3線)→日月潭。
2.國道3號→由名間交流道下→集集(接台3線轉台16線)→水里(接台16線)→日月潭(接台21線)。