Xuanzang Temple (玄奘寺)


Address: 389號, Zhongzheng Rd, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 555

How to get there: Xuangzang Temple Bus Stop

Operating Hours: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Entrance Fee: NTD 0

Xuanzang is a monk during the Tang Dynasty who is believed to travel to India learned from different masters of Buddhism and brought the original texts to China. Thus, providing great contribution in the spread of Buddhism to China.

Xuanzang is also the inspiration of the book, Journey to the West.


To be honest, this wasn’t the place we were going for. We alighted the bus a stop too early. But, nonetheless, there was still good stuff about it. It isn’t as crowded. It’s as solemn as you’d want a temple to be. Save for some patrons, it was only us and three other foreigners making rounds.



Since the temple is on higher ground, there’s a beautiful panorama of the lake below.





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