Buddhism is a foremost religion of Taiwan and occupies a predominant role in the field of World’s Buddhism. 90 percent of Taiwan's populace follows the Chinese folk religion which incorporates Buddhist elements. As per the study reveals, seven to fifteen percent of Taiwanese are Buddhist. Vegetarianism is the pure form of Buddhism which specifically characterizes the Taiwan’s Buddhist. Buddhism and Taoism, the two major sects of Taiwan attract pilgrimages towards its serene vicinity. However, a number of self-declared ‘Buddhists’ have converted from Buddhism to the local religion in Taiwan. Buddhism in Taiwan is mystified with local syncretic faiths such as I-kuan Tao.
Buddhist Monastery in Taiwan:
A Taoist and Buddhist temple or monastery can be seen in close proximity or even under the same top. Small Buddhist shrines on road sides, parks, and neighborhoods in the cities and towns of Taiwan are the most important places to visit in the state.
Chung tai Chan monastery: Chung tai Chan monastery is located in the central Taiwan, popular as the largest modern Zen Buddhist monastery in the world. Chung tai Chan monastery was completed in seven years.