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Xingtian Temple 行天宮

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Xingtian Temple is the most-visited temple in northern Taiwan, attracting upwards of 10,000 people a day. Situated in the heart of Taipei, the temple is unique in that it does not allow worshippers to burn "spirit money" or make offerings. There are also no donation boxes or opera performances, and no commercial activity is allowed.


Religious Venues Family Activities 101 Highlights
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No.109, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd, Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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**As a measure to encourage the public to pray with their hands and pay tribute to the gods with their heart, instead of burning incense and preparing offerings, as of August 26, 2014, Xingtian Temple will longer be providing the tripod censors or the tables for placing offerings.

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Xingtian Temple


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  3. 265 Average
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  1. 327 Families
  2. 202 Couples
  3. 321 Solo
  4. 55 Business
  5. 296 Friends
  • BostonT654



    Lots of hustle and bustle, with people queued up to receive blessings or pray. Not much signage in English to explain what is happening but fascinating to watch others exercising the rituals of their faith. Nice small carp pond to the audience right of the main altar. And check out the street of fortune teller in the adjacent underpass.
  • Linda K

    Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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    Educational -- and different


    The explanation of many of the rituals made our visit worthwhile, such as interpretation of the "definition blocks," so be sure to allow a bit of extra temple-time when visiting.
  • SurfingWild

    Bandung, Indonesia

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    Solo travel

    A popular temple without incense-burning


    This is quite a beautiful temple with lovely architecture and without the burning of incense at all. In addition to the front and main halls of the temple It is worth visiting both sides as there is quite a lot to see. Inside the main hall near the huge red wooden doors, there are tables and chairs where elderly people sit reading while in the center of the temple was a huge crowd of people waiting their turn to pray. I was surprised to find the temple very popular amongst the locals and there is a continuous stream of people entering and leaving making the place crowded and busy. The temple is about a 5 minute walk from the nearest MRT station, although I walked from my hotel on Min Sheng Dong Road and it took me about 25 minutes to reach there. Currently the weather in Taipei is hot and very humid so probably I should have taken a taxi to get there.
  • johnwang888

    Taipei, Taiwan

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    Historical and Environmentally Friendly


    This temple is located next to MRT station and is very clean and well ran. Even if you are not a buddist should pay a visit because it is one of the very few and ban the burning of incense sticks and paper god money. 30 minute visit
  • K8082KVmichellem

    Sendai, Japan

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    Easy to get to


    Exploring Taipei we cane upon this temple which had many volunteers who are happy to help. It has an exotic feel and the architecture is mesmerizing. It doesn’t require a lot of time, but allows visitors to refresh themselves before going on to their next adventure

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