Taichung is the third-largest city in Taiwan, and it is one of the country’s cultural, economic and tourist hotspots, with a range of fascinating local culture and prestigious international institutions and attractions worth exploring. A fine array of hotels in Taichung await the business or leisure visitor and the Millennium Vee Hotel Taichung is a great choice of Taichung hotel that boasts elegant interiors and amenities as well as easy access to the city’s major attractions and entertainment. The city is home to an intriguing offering of temples and shrines that reflect its profound spiritual core. One of the most famous spiritual centres in the city is the Pao Chueh Temple that will entrance the eye with its magnificent architecture and enmesh the senses with its peaceful ambiance. The temple’s claim to fame, however, is the massive seven-foot gold stature of the Laughing Buddha that is regarded to be the largest representation of the deity in Taiwan. It is dedicated to the Maithreya Buddha in Buddhist lore, who sacrificed his own ability to realize enlightenment in favour of Siddhartha Gautama. The impressive temple grounds also houses a temple building as well as a magnificent Japanese Shinto shrine that is a worthy testament to its place of origin. In all, the Pao Chueh Temple is a unique site of worship that is worthy of exploration during a stint in Taichung.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.