Dharma Drum Mountain

Attraction 20842, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Jinshan District, 三界里7鄰法鼓路555號 Published on: 19-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM
09:30 AM
Second-time visit
0.00 USD

Dharma Drum Mountain is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) sits on a scenic hillside near the intersection of the North Coast Highway and Yangmingshan-Jinshan Highway in Sanjie Village, Jinshan District, New Taipei City.

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Why Dharma Drum Mountain is special ?

Dharma Drum Mountain is influential in Taiwan Buddhist temple, founded by the Buddhist Master Sheng Yen, a famous Buddhist groups in Taiwan, is considered one of Buddhism in Taiwan four hills. Dharma Drum Mountain every year to promote the recruitment of many of the community education, charity work, and held many Dharma talks and activities, a good place to study Buddhism.

Dharma Drum Mountain';s predecessor was created in the East early elderly "agricultural Temple" and "Chinese Buddhist Cultural Center." Temple to raise agriculturalBuilt in 1971, the meditation-based, farm living, in 1975, named "agricultural Temple." At that time, the East is committed to promoting the beginning of the elderly in Taiwan Buddhist culture, Buddhist training personnel, and organized an annual winter relief activities.

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What to explore at Dharma Drum Mountain?

The Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) sits on a scenic hillside near the intersection of the North Coast Highway and Yangmingshan-Jinshan Highway in Sanjie Village, Jinshan District, New Taipei City. Embraced by mountains and the Shuangxi River, the site looks out to the surrounding peaks and Green Bay in the distance.

The Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education here was built through the collective effort of Buddhists brought together by Master Sheng Yen as a place for education, Buddhist practice, and culture.

The site could not have been more perfectly matched to the spirit of DDM. Facing south, the left side of the mountain resembles a green dragon with head raised or an ancient bell hanging in the sky, while the right side suggests a white tiger with head bowed. Viewed from above, the main part of the mountain looks a giant drum set lengthwise. The name of the village in which DDM is located also aptly reflects the “Three Realms” of existence in Buddhist belief, symbolizing the ability of the Dharma to overcome all and spread throughout the world.

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How to get to Dharma Drum Mountain?


Nat'l Hwy 3 → Jijin Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2


Take the THRS or TRA to Taipei Main Station; then take the Kuo-Kuang Bus (Dharma Drum Mountain line) to the Dharma Drum Mountain stop.

Additionally, you can also use the following way to get there:

Take the bus terminal across the water to the MRT Jinshan, Wanli, Keelung Road, such as bus, get off at the transfer station Jinshan Jinshan -828-- Dharma Drum Mountain, Jinshan -829-- Dharma Drum Mountain in Taipei County cities District bus to arrive.

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Selling points

  • Most calming experience in such beautiful surroundings
  • Peaceful & beautiful view
  • Great meditation class
  • Excellent Get Away from Hustle and Bustle of City Living
  • A place of peace, tranquility and buddhism
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567.12 USD
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20842, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Jinshan District, 三界里7鄰法鼓路555號

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“Great meditation class” If you have some time and are interested in trying something new, there is an international meditation group based here that meets most Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:30. It is a good opportunity to participate in a group meditation practice with some experienced teachers and fellow students. If you are new to meditation then they are able to arrange private instruction for you. It made for a very relaxing Saturday morning and a really unique experience to take with me. I would definitely recommend giving it a try. If you look up the international meditation group online you can find their contact info to get more information about the class.

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