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Fo Guang Shan holidays

Fo Guang Shan means ‘Light of Buddha Mountain’. It is the centre of Buddhism in Taiwan and said to be the largest Buddhist monastery in Southeast Asia. The complex consists of several large shrine halls surrounded by colonnades, pavilions and pagodas, bridges and footpaths, ponds and grottoes, and libraries and meditation halls. As you enter you will see the largest Buddha image on the island, at 32 metres high, which is surrounded by almost 500 life-sized images of disciples. The major shrine hall is called the Precious Hall of Great Heroes and is the size of a large theatre. It is designed so it is entirely lit by sunlight, with no artificial lighting. As well as huge Buddha statues, the hall features a huge drum and bell hanging in each corner in wooden frames.

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