As a county landmark, the Great Buddha can be easily spotted. Exiting the highway or the Taiwan Railway Changhua Station, just follow road signs along the way.
Go through the archway and go uphill along the mountain road. Going through the entrance, you'll arrive at the parking lot by the large Buddha statue.
The Great Buddha is 22 meters in height; there are many taller statues in the world, but only a few contain a museum inside.
There are a total of 6 stories inside the Great Buddha, but the upper floors are prohibited from entering out of religious respect for Great Buddha's divinity. The entire statue is made of cement .
Walking on the narrow stairway to get from floor to floor, you'll feel like traversing inside the Buddha's body. Each visiting floor enshrines the Buddha stories in the form of sculptures.
The Great Buddha is on the top of Mountain Bagua. Some say the name Bagua originated from a set of symbolic signs in Book of Changes. Bagua in Chinese pertains to the Eight Trigrams in this context.
In the Chinese-speaking world of entertainment, the word Bagua also means "gossip." Others say Bagua originated from a rebel group named Bagua Association during the Qing dynasty.