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Kaishan Monestary

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Halfway between the visitor center and Linyun Temple. the monastery is a two-storey classical building built with stones in 1925 when Master Penyuan was in charge, as a place for meditation and passing down Buddhist teachings.

Most of the stones used to build the monastery come from Guanyinshan. The building’s dome is likely inspired by old Indian-Buddhist architecture. The square structure on the other hand is of a European style. The second-floor balcony takes the shape of an arch - a mixture of Chinese Minnan and western sentiments. This shows that the construction of the monastery was influenced by the “westernization” concept of Japan at the time.

Kaishan Monastery and Lengyan Attic are known as “the mother and the son” because they are not far from one another, and they are places for spreading Buddhist teachings and practicing meditation. For now, the two places are not open to the public, however, as they are private properties.
 

Fun Facts

While the pavilion is built with Guanyinshan stones, the monastery is reminiscent of ancient Indian architecture. Both are rare buildings that are worth seeing in Taiwan. There is also a precious low-altitude plant—“ginkgo” tree in the temple yard. Nevertheless, the Kaishan Monastery is privately owned and is not open to the public. You may just appreciate the unique architecture from the outside.

Travel Info

  • Add:No.116, Sec. 3, Lingyun Rd., Wugu District, New Taipei City
  • Opening Hours:Private Place
  • Credit Card:No

Traffic Info

  • Sanchong Bus:
    1. Tel:0800-090-607、886-2-2292-1629
    2. Website
  • MRT:
    1. Tel:886-2-218-12345
    2. Website

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Last updated:2020-02-14
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  • Office (Baisha Bay Visitor Center)
  • No.33-6, Xiayuankeng, Demao Village, Shimen District, New Taipei City, 25341 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5100
  • Fax: 886-2-2636-6675
  • Sanzhi Visitor Center
  • No.164-2, Putoukeng, Puping Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, 25245 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5143
  • Fax: 886-2-8635-3748
  • Jinshan Visitor Center (Yehliu Service station)
  • No.171-2, Huanggang Rd., Jinshan District, New Taipei City, 20844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2498-8980
  • Fax: 886-2-2498-5290
  • Yehliu Visitor Center
  • No.167-1, Gangdong Rd., Yehliu village, Wanli District, New Taipei City, 20744 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2492-2016
  • Fax: 886-2-2492-4519
  • Heping Island Visitor Center
  • No.360, Ping 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City, 20247 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2463-5452
  • Fax: 886-2-2463-6987
  • Guanyinshan Visitor Center (Guanyinshan Service station)
  • No.130, Sec. 3, Lingyun Rd., Wugu District, New Taipei City, 24844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2292-8888
  • Fax: 886-2-2291-9444