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Paochueh Temple

Posted Date:2021/08/13 3267


Built in 1927, Paochueh Temple is located on Jianxing Road in Beitun district. The original main hall of the temple was a classic Japanese-style drum tower.  To protect it, the original hall is now surrounded with concrete walls. The most renowned parts of the temple include Yu-ai (Kindness) Bell Tower, Chi-bao (Seven Treasure) Tower and the seven-story-tall Maitreya Statue which is the most noticeable landmark of Paochueh Temple.
In front of the Statue sits numerous statues of the happy buddha under cherry blossom trees that will come into full bloom at the arrival of spring. Yu-ai Bell Tower holds a 600-kilogram bell which is a gift of the Japanese. The area in front of the Hall of Kshitigarbha is the columbarium for Taiwanese, Japanese soldiers and Japanese civilians who died in WWII. It is visited by many Japanese tourists and believers of Japanese buddhism every year.


No.140, Jianxing Rd., North Dist., Taichung City

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  • kimitakas

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    Solo travel

    Great Buddha

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    This Zen temple is known for its great statue of Buddha. As there is only a few Buddhist temples in Taichung, it is worthy to visit and to take a look. The main building, covered by another concrete...
  • jont53

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    Nice temple

    Traveler rating:4 2018-10

    Not too much Buddhist temple around Tai Chung area so this is one of those with a big Buddha statue.
  • thelonious22

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    Worth a stop for the Buddha

    Traveler rating:3 2018-09

    Pao Chueh Temple would be the only temple visit in Taichung. While there is nothing unique about the temple structure itself, it’s the giant five-story tall statue of the smiling Buddha that makes...
  • greenmonstertaiwan

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    A giant statue inside of a Monastery.

    Traveler rating:3 2017-08

    There have been many upgrades to this place over the years. A new temple surrounding the old one and dorms for the monks are most recent. You can't go inside the idol/statue anymore. You can just...
  • mikeyjamestw

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    Quick Trip

    Traveler rating:4 2018-02

    It’s worth a trip just to see the big Buddha. Luckily I live close, if you had to come from far away, it’s not really worth the trip.

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