Diyuan Temple

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    Diyuan Temple

The Diyuan Temple is a branch of the Yuanzhao Temple. It is located on the side of the Kaohsiung County Highway No. 131 in Liugui District, facing the Laonong River while resting against the mountain ranges behind. The Diyuan Temple is a palace-like temple complex formed by multiple elegant small temples. The main temple boasts a relief mural art created by experienced craftsmen from China, Japan, and Korea. There are also many sculptures in the complex, such as a camphor sculpture of a reclining Buddha, which can be found in the main temple and is said to be the largest in Southeast Asia. Other examples include five hundred stone arhat sculptures with different expressions and postures on the temple plaza.

Visitors are recommended to spend around an hour in the complex and check out its unique sculpture exhibition hall and fine arts museum. 

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No. 11-1, Hung Shuei Keng, Liugui Dist., Kaohsiung City



Traffic Information

1. By car: From National Highway 10, take Qishan Interchange onto Provincial Highway 28. Pass through Qishan and Meinong and switch to Provincial Highway 27 A. Drive through Liugui and take Kaohsiung County Road 131.
2. Public transport: Take the Kaohsiung Bus and get off at Liugui Bus Terminal. Then, take a taxi to arrive at the temple.

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.63805/23.01013
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    Diyuan Temple
    4.5 4stars 1387 reviews
    Wei C
    3stars 6 months ago

    This enormous temple's ground appeared to be too big and vast to be well maintained. Many exterior details were neglected from the combination of aging and exposure. The two cartoon figures in front of the main hall were definitely something out of place and unexpected to see there. However, the laying Buddha in the back hall was absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

    Chen 陳Wei-Hsin 維新
    5stars a year ago

    A very good temple.

    Paul Hsu
    5stars 11 months ago

    Here are the main Buddha God of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, the temple are surrounded by green mountain and river. Specially

    5stars a year ago

    Diwan Temple The Lord worships Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Cloisonne craft Buddha statues from South Korea Temple beams and walls are hand-painted by Taiwanese artists The combination of Taiwanese art and Buddhism is very aesthetic mint green tone love it here The meditation room will be opened in the future reclining buddha Appearance of Sakyamuni Buddha's Nirvana The body of the Buddha is carved from a whole camphor tree It is 7.5 meters long and weighs 7 tons and over 2,000 kilograms The current epidemic situation is not open to visit Will visit here again after the epidemic is over Behind the reclining Buddha, three-dimensional Buddha carved stone wall The craftsmanship is even more incredible, carved by a famous teacher from the mainland Carved with natural jade minerals, cut and then pasted together Three-dimensional engraving, exquisite workmanship, no such workmanship in modern times On beams and pillars by a well-known calligrapher Step on the elevated shelf and write on it one stroke at a time There are four classics The four scriptures are written in different styles One of the classics is the Diamond Sutra so amazing Yunshui Tea House Next door to Art Stone Museum Come here for a short break for afternoon tea Seating available both indoors and outdoors Currently not open for fasting due to the epidemic There is a vegetarian food sale on the left side before entering the temple People can rest and eat here brick by brick one wall one beam Every plant and every tree Buddha said: one flower one World One grass, one heaven, one leaf, one Tathagata One sand, one bliss, one side, one pure land One smile, one karma, one thought, one pure

    4stars a year ago

    From the front of the Daxiong Palace, you can see the magnificent scenery of mountains and rivers. In fact, the outside of the temple is still under construction. Because of the epidemic, the art gallery is not open. In fact, the inside of the Reclining Buddha Hall is still under construction. The decoration may also be considered and not open. On the whole, it will be a beautiful and quiet Buddhist temple after it is fully completed.

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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