On our 2nd day in Taiwan, to visit the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center in Kaohsiung (佛光山佛陀紀念館). When we reached the center the vans, cars, coaches are not allow to park in front of the center. Part of the center are still under construction. Walked into the main hall are shops selling gifts, collectible sculptures and local foods to tourists.
The Fo Guang Shan Buddha is behind the main hall and entrance fee is not free. The site is situated immediately behind the main temple and covers more than 100 hectares. The complex faces east and is built along a central axial line. There is the Welcoming Hall, the eight Chinese-styled pagodas that stand for the Noble Eightfold Path, Photo Terrace, Bodhi Square, Memorial Hall, four stupas that symbolize the Four Noble Truths, and the Fo Guang Buddha.
This center is like a museum than a temple there are engraving and paintings on the wall on The the story of Buddha Enlightenment and walking along the paths there are sculptures of Lo Han. At the main hall of the Fo Guang Shan there are two different temples where the Buddha and Guang Yin at site for the believers to pay their respect.
We spent half of the day at this center and stop a one of the shop for our lunch, then proceed to our next destination of tea testing at the tea plantation