International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), Richmond

4.5
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Richmond
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
See one of North America's largest and most authentic Buddhist temples at International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple). Pay special attention to the huge statue of Buddha, as well as the sprawling Buddhist mural. The architecture here will be familiar to anyone who has visited a temple in Asia, with the structure modeled closely after traditional Chinese imperial design. Survey the intricate details carved into the facade and interior, such as the golden-tiled roof and flying eaves. Put International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Richmond trip builder site.
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  • Did a quick visit, despite the major portion being closed because of Covid-19. The garden and immediate area took about 15 minutes to quickly explore. It was was serene and enjoyable. Beautiful...  more »
  • Simply peaceful, informative, full of beauty and nature. I enjoyed my tour of the Buddhist temple in Vancouver. It was free to enter, just leave a slight donation. Once you walk in, think positive...  more »
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  • This buddhist temple is outstanding if you are interested in Chinese culture. The garden, outside displays, and buildings are inspirational even for a non-believer. The statues and interiors are truly awesome and worth a visit in itself.
  • For its spectacular architecture and meticulous workmanship, the City of Richmond acknowledgesd the International Buddhist Temple as Richmond’s “Point of Pride”.And the temple has taken first place in the City of Richmond’s Landscape and Garden Contest for more than 10 years in a row, under the Church/Temple category. The awards gala is held each year at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond. Great temple to visit for the spiritual peace and learn Buddhist philosophy.
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