Friday, August 31, 2012

Fo Guang Shan Monastery @Kaohsiung, Taiwan - PhotoHunt

Photo Hunt theme : Quiet /Signs


On a chilly January morning, we visited the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan Monastery.


Built on a hilly site, we took a slow, long climb to reach the various sites on the top of the hill. All was quiet, save for the melodious chirping of birds.


The grounds are very picturesque, and the monastery has a number of museums, shrines, and monuments to see. It's an amazing place ....... so tranquil, so beautiful.



As it was approaching the Lunar New Year, the monastery grounds were scattered with adorable lanterns of little monks. Wish I could stay longer to admire the lighted lanterns at night.


cute statue of little monk

Life-size standup sign in support of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou

Signs in Taiwan are mainly written in traditional Chinese characters. And since Taiwan was holding its Presidential Election then, several innovative business owners made use of the opportunity to support their favourite Presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou as well as market their products or services.



21 comments:

  1. I like all those cute little monks lanterns!! : )

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  2. It looks like a peaceful, but still very fun place to visit :) Your pics made me smile :)

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  3. That looks like a fun place to visit, very colorful. Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. how perfect for the combined theme.

    happy weekend.

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  5. What a special monastery! love the little monks and the statue!!
    Happy weekend, ECL
    signs ~quiet

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  6. Perfect for quiet and signs! I always enjoy reading your posts.

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  7. How fascinating and it looks so peaceful and quiet.

    My quiet is at http://hindmarsh-island.com/?p=808

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  8. Really enjoyed checking out this entry. Interesting to see the monastery looking so bereft of visitors. Is it because it's really hard to get to?

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  9. The lantern monks are cute! They give a hint of 'fun' to the otherwise quiet and somber mood of the monastery.

    Sreisaat Adventures

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  10. That must be a lovely place to get rid of stress !

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  11. oh ? I've been to this place like nearly 8 years ago, didn't like it as the place has nothing much to see other than statues of buddhas :(

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  12. Lovely pics for the theme!

    http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.ca/2012/09/saturday-photohunt-quiet.html

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  13. Nice photos! Wanted to thank you for dropping in and leaving a comment.

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  14. Your little blow up guy looks like Charlie Brown. But the flowers around the statue looks beautiful.
    Thanks for visiting and coffee is still on.

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  15. So cute la the little monks ha ha, should have snapped pics of u with the monks! :)

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  16. I wondered what they were, I could not see they were lanterns. I'd definitely try to acquire one as a souvenir!

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