City of Ten Thousand Buddhas - Largest Temple in The Western Hemisphere

Largest Temple in The Western Hemisphere

Another temple known as Hsi Lai Temple, located in Hacienda Heights, a city in Southern California, has claimed since 1988 that they are the largest Buddhist temple in the western hemisphere. However, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas has over 80 acres (320,000 m2) of built-up land on 488 acres (1.97 km2) of property as compared to Hsi Lai Temples' 15 acres (61,000 m2), but rather than a temple complex as is Hsi Lai Temple, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is more of an entire community with several large buildings clustered together. Therefore, it is unclear which is the largest, as there is a significant difference between the structure and location of the two Buddhist organizations.

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