This picturesque temple, which overlooks Sun Moon Lake, is a great place to lean about the history of Tripitaka; the monk who is immortalized in the novel Journey to The West and is credited for helping spread Buddhism into China.
From Taipei Railway Station take a train toward Taichung Railway Station, continue by Renyou Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop. The temple is located on the northern tip of the lake.
Colin Roohan traveled to Taiwan courtesy of Taiwan Tourism, Ritz Tours, and Eva Air. His highlights are part of AFAR's partnership with The United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations across the entire globe. See more about Colin’s trip at the USTOA blog - http://ustoa.com/blog/category/afar/