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Baoan Temple 大龍峒保安宮

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Sunday:06:30 - 21:30




The Baoan Temple in Dalongtong is a temple devoted to the worshipping of Baosheng Dadi "Great Emperor Protecting Life". Built by immigrants from Tongan, Fujian, the name "Baoan" also means "Blessed Tongan". After numerous renovations, the temple now has three wings and has been declared a Secondary National Heritage Site.


Historic Sites Religious Venues
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 61, Hami St., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 06:30 - 21:30
Monday 06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday 06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday 06:30 - 21:30
Thursday 06:30 - 21:30
Friday 06:30 - 21:30
Saturday 06:30 - 21:30

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan

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  4. 13 Business
  5. 54 Friends
  • liucy752

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Dedicated to the God of Medicine


    Dating back to 1742, this historical temple was established by immigrants from Chuan-Chou (泉州), Mainland China. It is dedicated to the Baosheng Emperor (保生大帝). Baosheng Emperor, a Chinese God of medicine, is worshiped popularly in Fujian and Taiwan. He was a physician, Dr. Wu-Tao (吳夲, 979- 1036 AD), in the years of Song Dynasty. Like many western medical missionaries, Dr. Wu-Tao was a doctor and Taoist practitioner. He practiced medicine successfully in southern Fujian and saved numerous lives. After death, he was worshiped as a deity. Some 400 years later, his deified status was officially recognized as a “Emperor of God” by the Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty (明成祖永樂帝). Quite interestingly, In Chinese Culture, the Emperor of God can only be conferred by a Emperor of Mankind. For example, Mazu (媽祖) was conferred as "Queen/Empress of Heaven" by Kongxi Emperor (康熙皇帝) of Qing Dynasty in 1683. With its meticulously built construction and stunning decoration, the temple itself is a masterpiece of art. Beautiful decoration include painting, drawing, stone carving, wood carving, koji pottery (交趾陶) and fragmented ceramic artworks. Another highlight is the wall paintings of the Main Hall. There are 7 murals on the walls of the Main Hall. The murals shows Chinese historical events and tales. Completed in 1973, they are works of Master Pan Li-Shui (潘麗水) and his son Master Pan Yue-Xiong (潘岳雄). Both of them are legendary artists in Taiwan. The temple underwent a large-scale restoration in 1995. The excellent project won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2003.
  • Aleong1256

    One of the Busiest temple in Taipei


    Great Architecture and interesting place to visit. Wanted to go to the confuscious Temple but Grab driver let us alight at the cross junction of the street instead. Great recommendation by him.
  • GeiWei

    Brisbane, Australia

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    En solitario

    The best temple on Taipei.


    This is a very busy temple. The smoke from all the joss sticks and paper offerings can be overwhelming. Be sure to check out all the figures on the roof.
  • JimmySumKahWai

    Singapore, Singapore

    established 大龍峒保安宮


    One of the oldest chinese temple in the country and is easily accessible by the metro MRT-Danshui Line (捷運淡水線) to MRT Yuanshan Station (圓山站). Not too difficult to find, about 15 mins stroll from sta. We visited on a Friday morning, to beat the crowd (?). Indeed still early so not much worshippers yet. Originally constructed in 1742 as a wooden shrine, the Temple begins as a Taiwanese local folk-religion temple with a huge followings. It was renovated and reconstructed numerous times over the years and in 2003大龍峒保安宮 was introduced as UNESCO for cultural heritage conservation. The frontage and the architectural is impressive! Worth mentioning around the temple grounds include stone carvings, stone lions, dragon columns, and the stone & clay carvings. I especially find the large coloured murals also are displayed throughout the grounds beautiful, they tells of ancient Chinese history stories/chapters.. We were lucky to be there when there was some ceremony so got to witness it all, the percussion play and also large-sized figurine. An eye-opener for us indeed! A good 1 + hours of visiting, and when in the area also visit the Confucius temple a just across the road.
  • hrtraveler


    Beautiful temple


    Lovely temple, short walk from MRT. We were there during CNY, which made things very lively. Well worth a visit!

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