The Buddhist Temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Foz do Iguaçu, and was built in 1996 to represent the cultural diversity of the region. The temple is located near the Parana River.
The giant copy is one of the existing parts throughout the 42 acre area. The land has a garden with about 120 statues. Of these 108 are identical, with 2.5 meters, all aligned towards the setting sun. By far, they seem an army, but with a quick explanation on the visitor recognizes each a reincarnation of Buddha on earth.
Worth paying attention to the bodhisattvas (intended to illuminate), bigger statues that are supported in replicas of dragon and elephant. Bodhisattvas are "in charge" to protect the reproductions of the buddhas. Besides the serious faces, they call attention to the strong colors.
Another highlight is the main temple, with 2.5 million square feet and two floors. He holds a master's house, headquarters official religious leader, along with five other large sculptures placed on altars representing the Great Vow, The Supreme Happiness, Master of Medicine, and The Great Compassion "Sakyamuni," also known as the master fundamental. Access to this environment, however is restricted.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 to 17 hours and on Sundays from 10 to 15 hours.