International Buddhist Temple

Travel down to Richmond to visit the International Buddhist Temple, also known as the Guan-Yin Temple, which draws a quarter of a million visitors per year. A sense of peace is prevalent throughout the space, with its classical Chinese garden, twin gazebos, serene lily ponds and hand-carved stone lanterns lining the entrance. This temple is also home to the world’s longest Buddha mural and a bronze incense burner, which is a stunning replica of those found in the Forbidden City. With active monks and nuns practicing Chinese Mahayana Buddhism since its opening more than 20 years ago, the temple resonates with spirituality, providing a haven for international visitors looking for a quiet, contemplative space.