By TTNews Reporter Tsu Chan-Chang
Pingtung County, Taiwan –
Biyun Temple is located on the center of island, which is the intersection between Pingtung County Route No.210 and No. 204. There are about hundred big and small temples on the island. Biyun Temple in particular is mainly worshipped Guanyin Buddha, which is the religious center of the island residents. Moreover, there is a bamboo forest ecological park situated in front of the temple. Biyun Temple has become one of the new tourism attractions in recent years.
The resplendent Biyun Temple was built in 1736 that has more than 250 years of history. Although there are hundreds of temples on this island, Biyun Temple has always been considered as the religious center for the local population. Whenever you come, you can always see devout believers worshipping the Buddha, chanting, holding incenses, etc inside Biyun Temple. The elegant main hall is filled with solemn and serene atmosphere. According to local villagers, they said that the Guanyin Buddha is quite efficacious; therefore whether it is about marriage, funeral or any kinds of matters, they will come here to pray for guidance and answer. Sometimes, many villagers will volunteer to clean the nearby environment.
After come to take a look of Biyun Temple during the day, you can head to the new bamboo forest ecological garden and plan a visit. Taking a stroll in the garden, you can see the pond planted with gorgeous and delicate lotus. If you are getting tired, you can take a break sitting in the pavilion next to the pond and enjoy the peaceful moment in a green and refreshing forest.
English and Chinese
Dapeng Bay: 大鵬灣
Biyun Temple: 碧雲寺
Guanyin Buddha: 觀音佛祖