Driving the Highway to Heaven in Richmond, British Columbia
Home to temples of Sikhs, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Buddhists, Richmond’s No. 5 Road has been dubbed the “Highway to Heaven,” by Canadian Geographic magazine. Among the most divine, the International Buddhist Temple welcomes all. With its flared eaves and yellow porcelain-tiled roof, the architecturally ambitious International Buddhist Temple is widely regarded as one of the most authentic examples of Chinese palatial architecture in North America. Highlights include a classical Chinese garden, lotus flower pond, traditional gazebos, Meditation Hall, and the massive Seven Buddha Mural—the largest Buddhist mural in the world. The temple welcomes visitors daily with guided tours.
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