Baguashan (Mt. Bagua) is the highest hill in Changhua City. Great Buddha of Baguashan (八卦山大佛) is a 24-meter-high statue located on the hill above 74 meters sea level. It was built by reinforced concrete and finished in 1961. The statue of Great Buddha is hollow and there are 6 floors inside. Putting Buddha statues on display shows the story of the birth of Buddha, his practice, and the path to supreme.
Behind the Great Buddha, Great Buddha Temple was built employing the palace-style architecture of the Song Dynasty and finished in 1972. First floor enshrines Confucius, the greatest teacher and philosopher of Chinese history; second floor enshrines Guan Yu, God of War, and the third floor enshrines Buddha. Nowadays, Great Buddha Temple contains three different religions and one of the most important temple in Taiwan. What you can’t miss in this temple are a statue of gold-face Guan Yu, a 64 kilogram Blue Moon Dragon (Guan Yu’s weapon), and statue of Confucius. There are two 9-floor pagodas behind the temple, but they are under maintenance.
In the front of Great Buddha, it is a great spot to overlook the whole Changhua City. In weekends, many locals come to here to see the beautiful sunset and wait for the spray pond.