Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum


The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is a Mahayana Buddhist cultural, religious and educational museum located in Taiwan's Kaohsiung City, Dashu District. The museum is affiliated with Fo Guang Shan, one of Taiwan's largest Buddhist organizations. The museum purportedly houses one of the tooth relics of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist faith. Construction of the museum began in 2008, and the museum was opened to the public in December 2011. The museum was accepted as the youngest member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 2014. Since its opening, the Buddha Museum has frequently been featured in the top 10 landmarks of Taiwan on TripAdvisor. Just recently in 2015, the museum has been certified ISO 50001:2011 by the Quality management system.

Keywords: buddhism

Exhibitions and events

Life of the Buddha Museum

Permanent exhibition

The Life of the Buddha Musem is situated on the first level of the Main Hall. The first attraction upon entering the exhibit is the “4D Movie Theater.” There are two movies, “Poor Girl’s Lamp” and...

Historical Museum of Fo Guang Shan

Permanent exhibition

The Historical Museum of Fo Guang Shan employs narrative videos and displays documents and artifacts to give a smooth and fluid presentation of the development of Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s...

Museum of Buddhist Festivals

Permanent exhibition

The Museum of Buddhist Festivals is where visitors can get to know more about monthly Buddhist celebrations. Visitors can walk through the year, engaging in the events through interactive means....

Museum of Buddhist Underground Palaces

Permanent exhibition

Underground Palaces were specially built to store sacred objects such as relic and sutras. The Center has designed 48 underground palaces to preserve a wide variety of artifacts. A palace will be...

Educational programs

Field Trips


Since the opening, the Buddha Museum has acted under the guidance to “foster talent through education.” The museum has followed the educational curriculum by hosting educational courses and following...

Sutra Calligraphy


Apart from Tea Chan, one can also experience Sutra Transcription on the third floor. Sutra Transcription is adapted into Buddhism from Chinese calligraphy in the early days before printing was...

Tea Meditation


Venerable Master Hsing Yun says that tea leaves will not be able to release fragrance without boiling water. Likewise, the fragrance of our lives arises from frustrations and difficulties. Having a...

Journey of the Heart


Terms & Conditions 1.The “Journey of the Heart” retreat will be held over two days. The retreat includes all meals and accommodation (will be arranged by the monastery). Donations are welcomed. A...

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