FOGUANSHAN MONASTERY - TAIWAN
The only worthy place of Buddhist worship in Taiwan is Foguangshan Monastery near Gaoxiong, with a bronze Great Buddha ( erected in 1967) surrounded by 480 life-size golden images above the entrance. The Great Buddha is a statue of Amitabha Buddha, which stands 120 feet (36 meters). It is one of the tallest standing Buddha statues in East Asia . Foguangshan ( or Light of Buddha Mountain ) monastery is a large, well-kept collection of shrines, universities, dining halls, dormitories, and meditation halls, filled with peaceful gardens and overlooked by a tall golden statue of the Buddha.