Chung Tai Chan Monastery

Chung Tai Chan Monastery (Chinese: 中台禪寺; pinyin: Zhōngtáichán Sì) is a Buddhist monastery located in Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan. It is the headquarters of Chung Tai Shan, an international Chan Buddhist order. It is the tallest and one of the largest monasteries in both Taiwan and the world, having a height of 136 metres (446 ft).[1] Widely admired as an architectural masterpiece because of the mountain monastery's more modern look, the temple is second only to Fo Guang Shan's monastery in physical size and in the number of ordained disciples.

Chung Tai Chan Monastery
Monastery information
OrderChung Tai Shan
AbbotJian Deng
ArchitectC. Y. Lee
Completion date2001
Construction costUS$650 million
LocationPuli, Nantou County, Taiwan
Coordinates24°00′32.9″N 120°56′40.5″E / 24.009139°N 120.944583°E / 24.009139; 120.944583

History Edit

Construction began in 1990 and ended with completion in 2001. From 2001 until 2006 it was the world's tallest Buddhist building and has been the world's tallest Buddhist temple since 2001.[2]

Architecture Edit

The temple sits in a 25 hectares of complex. It was designed by Taiwanese-based Chinese architect C. Y. Lee and constructed with a cost of US$650 million.[3]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "SkyscraperPage - Chung-Tai Buddhist Temple".
  2. ^ "Chung Tai Chan Monastery". RoundTAIWANRound. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Chung Tai Chan Monastery". 30 August 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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