• Hsi Lai Buddhist Center - Hacienda Heights, California

      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      This amazingly scenic Buddhist center in the hills south of Los Angeles is not only very open to visitors, but welcomes them warmly. It's a great place to learn about Buddhism and Chinese traditions. The architecture and artwork are phenomenal, particularly on and in the temple. Free guided tours and self-guided audio tours of the grounds are available, and the dining hall offers a delicious vegetarian meal for a modest cost. The complex also includes a tea room, bookstore, and art gallery. An especially busy and festive place during Chinese New Year celebrations.

      If you go:
      Open daily 9 to 5. Guided tours at 1:00 p.m. on weekends. Audio tours available every day.


      3456 Glenmark Drive
      Hacienda Heights, California 91745 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Hsi Lai
      +1 (626) 961-9697