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). 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.
|Order||Chung Tai Shan|
|Architect||C. Y. Lee|
|Construction cost||US$650 million|
|Location||Puli, Nantou County, Taiwan|
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.