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Lungshan Temple 艋舺龍山寺

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.

Information

Themes
Religious Venues Family Activities 101 Highlights
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-23025162
FAX
+886-2-23060749
Address
No. 211, Guangzhou St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

06:00~22:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Traveler rating

  1. 7 Terrible
  2. 65 Poor
  3. 847 Average
  4. 999+ Very good
  5. 999+ Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 999+ Families
  2. 999+ Couples
  3. 999+ Solo
  4. 259 Business
  5. 999+ Friends
  • luciana t

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Great at night

    2018-05

    The reason why I recommend this place at night is because the night market is just next to it. Also night lighting allows better pictures and it’s a great place to finish your tour!
  • Teo L

    Visit to temple

    2018-05

    Many Taoist gods to pray to. Would be beneficial to foreigners if there are more English descriptions but it might probably dilute the Chinese culture in this holy site. Would still be a good place to visit when finding the place of worship.
  • Tai Sheng G

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Very old temple in Taiwan

    2018-05

    This is one of the oldest Chinese temple in Taiwan . Located in the busy city and Hua Xi night market . Many pilgrims come here to pray for wealth, study, sickness, marriage and career. Packed during the weekend and you allow to bring one joystick to pray thru out the Temple for cleaner air and less wastage.. make sense . Lots of tourist and very accessible by train at Longsan temple station right opposite. Lungshan Temple of Manka is a Chinese folk religious temple in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. The temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian during Qing rule in honor of Guanyin.
  • PipPaul W

    Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Interesting

    2018-05

    After 3 months travel on SE Asia it is interesting seeing Taiwan temples They are a cross between Indian Hindu temples and Buddha temples Longshan was busy but not heaving. A bit rough around the edges but felt authentic. Found ourselves there just as a service started and all the locals stopped and participated There are some very interesting details around eg the water features in the outer courtyard Also some leaflets and boards in english which were very useful
  • Darren L

    Selangor, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    A must visit temple for Taiwan trip

    2018-01

    Came during the last day of my Taiwan trip. It was packed no matter what time you come over as it is claimed that this temple is a must visit place as it usually grants wishes of those prayers. Whoever are looking for a better change in their lives, can give it a try here.

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