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Richmond is a riverine city to the south of Vancouver in the Lower Mainland. It has the country's largest Asian-Canadian population by percentage, many Cantonese speaking.

The International Buddhist Temple is the first and largest authentic Chinese Buddhist temple in North America. It is noted for its attention to detail (see the holden ceramic roof tiles in the four grand halls), the traditional Chinese art pieces, such as paintings, calligraphy and statues, as well as housing the largest Buddha statue in North America and the largest Buddhist mural in the world, which took over two years to complete. The classical Chinese garden is serene and beautiful, with its gazebos, wisdom fountain, lotus ponds, dragon fountains, and stone bridge.

Steveston is located is the southwest corner of Richmond where the Fraser River meets the Pacific Ocean. It was originally a fishing village although it has become a great deal more touristy in recent years. There are a number of good fish and chip shops in Steveston, and on sunny days you can sit out by the water on the boat docks and eat. A number of movies and television series have been filmed here. A nearby park towards the western end of the village offers great views of the ocean and is a common area for barbecues in the summer. During the summer there is a popular farmers market.

River Port is a commercial zone dedicated to fun times and activities. Includes a huge movie theatre with an Imax screen, bowling, a large swimming pool, Canada's largest indoor trampoline park and an indoor waterpark. There is a large number of Asian shopping malls in Richmond including Aberdeen Centre. These usually have many small shops with a huge variety of things for sale. For budget shoppers, there's also the Richmond Night Market with dozens booths with kitsch items, cheap clothing, other merchandise. There are also a lot of food booths with Chinese, Japanese, Bubble tea, and many other cuisines.


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