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One Day Tour of Chimei Museum

Itinerary

Duration: 3 hours

Opening Hours:09:30~17:30

Costs

(Note: Minimum tour size – 4 people)

NT$ 1200 for each person

Includes: Sightseeing bus fare, English tour guide, Chimei Museum ticket, bottle of mineral water, traveling liability insurance (up to NT$ 2,000,000 plus NT$ 100,000 medical insurance)

Departures on 8/25 and 8/27. Please register and pay for the tour at the registration desk of the conference.

Description

【Chimei Museum】

Chimei Museum is a comprehensive museum with wide collections of Western art, musical instruments, weaponry and natural history. There are four exhibition rooms, one temporary exhibition gallery and a sculpture hall in the main building. As a museum for all, we hope our visitors will enjoy and cherish these timeless valuables, and find their favorites among them.

 

One Day Tour of Fo Guang Shan Monastery & Chengcing Lake

Itinerary

Duration: 9 hours

Meeting point → 08:30 NCKU → Freeway No. 1/Expressway No.10 → Fo Guang Shan Monastery → Chengcing Lake → 17:30 Return to NCKU

Costs

(Note: Minimum tour size – 4 people)

NT$ 2000 for each person

Includes: Sightseeing bus fare, English tour guide, Chengcing Lake ticket, bottle of mineral water, traveling liability insurance (up to NT$ 2,000,000 plus NT$ 100,000 medical insurance)

※Meal: Di Shuei Restaurant (vegetarian food)
Departures on 8/25 and 8/27. Please register and pay for the tour at the registration desk of the conference.

Description

【Fo Guang Shan Monastery】

The venerable Master Hsing Yun founded Fo Guang Shan, a new international Buddhist religious order, in 1967.

The Fo Guang Shan Monastery has since evolved from a mountaintop bamboo forest into the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Master Hsing Yun has inspired the selfless devotion of over 1,000 monastics as well as the ardent support of many lay devotees. They assist him in promoting confidence, joy, and hope, and providing service to countless others. Fo Guang Shan currently has over 200 branch temples throughout the world carrying out the goals of propagating Humanistic Buddhism and establishing a “Pure Land” on earth.

In May 1997, the Fo Guang Shan Monastery decided to close its doors to the general public to give their monastics the cloistered atmosphere that they need to practice Buddhism. At the end of the year 2000, President Shui-Bian Chen and government officials from Kaohsiung visited the monastery, bringing with them the wish from their constituents that the monastery re-open its mountain gate. After due consideration, Fo Guang Shan decided to re-open their monastery to some extent, thereby providing the public with a Pure Land environment in which to practice Buddhism.

 

【Chengcing Lake】

Chengcing Lake is the largest lake in Kaohsiung and is a very popular tourist destination within Southern Taiwan. The lake was originally called Dabei Lake and was used to regulate the irrigation of the surrounding farmlands. In 1952, the government rebuilt the lake