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Kaohsiung City . Fo Guang Shan Monastery
Fo Guang Shan Monestry is find the Buddhist center of South Taiwan, established my Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the temple is very characteristic, and at the southeastern side of Fo Guang Shan Monestry the most prominent landmark of the region is found: a huge golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha which measures some 120 meters. The main square is surrounded by 480 standing Buddhas and the main structure consist of four temples, namely the Daxiongbao, the Dabei , the Dazhi and the Dashu shrines. The Daxiongbao shrine covers a large area and is the most imposing of all four shrines. The main god of worship here is Sakyamuni, while statues of Amitaabha is placed on the left and right sides. More than 10,000 Guanyin statues surround the temple. Buddha statues and lanterns of light rest in the 14,800 holes in the walls of the four shrines. The site counts more than a thousand Buddha statues, large and small.