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Lungshan Temple

The Lungshan Temple houses hundred of statues of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian deities. The temple mixes traditional Chinese siheyuan ("four-building courtyard") with palace architecture in its design. The temple is divided into front hall, main hall, rear hall, right wing and left wing. Painting of vivid creatures grace the temple walls, and stone statues of mystical creatures guard the temple grounds. The joining of wall and roof did not use any nails or braces made of metal. Covered by overtapping tiles, the temple roof is decorated with figures of dragon, phoenix and other auspicious creatures. The figures are decorated with porcelain, clay, and shards of colored glass. They represent the pinnacle of mosaic art in Taiwan. The temple has been declared a Secondary National Heritage Site.


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Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 211, Guangzhou St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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  • Albertctl

    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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    Solo travel

    The oldest temple in Taiwan


    The temple easy access to reach by taking MRT. ( just one station from Ximen, blue line) Nice to go around and take some light meal nearby thereafter .
  • laurentp66

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    Such a nice temple!


    Okay it's crowded but there is a reason for it... It's a very nice temple not to say the best in town! This is oldest of all and heavily visited by locals. Details are impressive. fountains and waterfall so beautiful :) Entrance is free of course ! Next to it you have a interesting night market
  • Melissa T

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Friends getaway

    A popular temple in Taiwan.


    We visited this temple as a part of a walking tour, and I can say that this is a ver popular temple for the locals and the tourists as well. It was a bit crowded when we visited the place. The nearest MRT Station is the Longshan Temple Station; it's very accessible. If you have kids/toddlers with you, I won't recommend that you visit the place.
  • Jackson L

    Singapore, Singapore

    Interesting cultural experience with local touch


    This place is a local hangout, known for the fertility God. Many flock to this place to pray earnestly for a child, specifically a boy. Tourists do hang out here too as it is still a culturally strong place. It has been around for years and many find this temple-visiting a great activity to include in their trip.
  • TwinMamaNYC

    New York City

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    Friends getaway

    Beautiful temple


    This is one of the more beautiful temples I have been to. There is something peaceful and tranquil about it, in spite of the huge crowd. Maybe because the crowd is largely quiet and respectful. Maybe because the peace comes from watching most of the people doing their own rituals and ablutions quietly as they pray. It is quite colorful, from the saints and the décor, to the various offerings to the gods left on the tables, to the red joss sticks and flames at the incense pyres, to the gray smoke floating up to the heavens laden with petitions and prayers. There is really no need for a guided tour. One can simply cab it to this place, and walk around independently. I was advised that Snake Alley is nearby, and it is. However, Snake Alley is now mostly Manicure Alley, more nail salons, than snake tanks! So if you miss it, no big miss.

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