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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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Address

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

Tel

886-7-6891688

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 1080 reviews
    Paul Hsu
    5stars 2 weeks ago

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

    Chen Wei-Hsin
    5stars a month ago

    A very good temple.

    fang wuu
    4stars 9 months ago

    On the way to go, we passed through the eighteen arhats mountain, the gravel was washed away by different cementation and exposed dozens of towering peaks, like arhats with different expressions and actions, standing among the quiet mountains. The protagonist, Diyuan Temple, opened the view through the gate, and the large palace-style temple architecture came into view. The collections of art museums and stone art museums are very interesting. The exhibitions are: Li Xiaokun’s ink and woodcut works and Huang Renyi’s elegant stone collection, both of which have refreshing artistic ingenuity; Mr. Li reuses driftwood to adapt to the gaps and textures in the wood. It is a hollow hole that can become the body of a vase. The bright wood cuts a dark color across it and becomes a plane for the little novices to sit on. The other half is a pond with floating lotus leaves, giving a new definition to the original imperfections. It is full of fun; the museum also contains calligraphy works, neat and messy styles are distributed in the space decoration, and sometimes they are displayed in a row.

    汪文鈞
    3stars 6 months ago

    After walking around and looking at the flowers, I also visited the Art Stone Museum in general. There are already many predecessors and advanced descriptions. I will not repeat them here, but only make two points: 1. The toilet near the parking lot has no water to wash your hands! 2. On the lawn near the fence (in front of the Arhat statue on display), there are two poops of dogs. (I saw on 12/12, I don’t know if it has improved now?)

    金實在
    5stars 6 months ago

    During the second visit on November 25, 2021, after chatting with Master, I learned that the temple has been under construction for many years but has not been completed due to insufficient funds. I will come to the ceremony often when I have time. Standing in front of the main hall and looking at Laonong River and the peaks, it seems that the world has nothing to do with me. I really like this kind of peace and tranquility. Thank you Master for your guide. Thank you Diyuan Temple.

    Last Update:2022-06-08

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