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One of the must-visit spots for foreigners traveling to Taiwan is temples symbolizing China’s long history and rich culture. Taiwanese temples are mainly dedicated to Taoist, Buddhist or Confucian beliefs. Located in Houlong, Miaoli, Taiwan Samye Temple is exceptionally unique because of its magnificent external appearance.


A solemn religious sanctuary, Taiwan Samye Temple is the first Tibetan Buddhist temple in Taiwan.

Incorporating the elements of Chinese, Indian and Tibetan, the Temple was constructed in alignment with the Tibetan Samye Temple’s design. The building’s exterior is mainly white with other colors as decoration, giving off an exotic sense.

▲台灣桑耶寺 | Taiwan Samye Temple (Courtesy of @frt5943/Instagram)


The prayer flags come in five colors and are arranged in a specific order: blue, white, red, green and yellow. The Tibetans believe the wind will blow the prayers and mantras to spread good will and compassion to all-pervading space.

▲台灣桑耶寺 | Taiwan Samye Temple (Courtesy of @tpo5088/Instagram)


The clear blue sky perfectly complements the colorful prayer flags. Billowing in the wind, prayer flags seem to have a healing effect. Perhaps, this is the mystery and power of religion.

▲台灣桑耶寺 | Taiwan Samye Temple (Courtesy of @tpo5088/Instagram)
▲台灣桑耶寺 | Taiwan Samye Temple (Courtesy of @tpo5088/Instagram)


Given that Taiwan Samye Temple is a solemn place for worship, be mindful of your behavior when you visit. Revealing clothes and bottom above calves are strictly prohibited.

地址|How to get there: 苗栗縣後龍鎮龍坑里埔仔頂60-2號|No. 60-2, Puzaiding, Houlong Township, Miaoli County | 電話|Phone: 03-772-7116

原文自《The China Post

The China Post

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