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Lungshan Temple 艋舺龍山寺

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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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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

Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Longshan Temple

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Review

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  1. 7 Terrible
  2. 66 Poor
  3. 875 Average
  4. 999+ Very good
  5. 999+ Excellent

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  1. 999+ Families
  2. 999+ Couples
  3. 999+ Solo
  4. 263 Business
  5. 999+ Friends
  • Tee M

    Must visit in Taipei

    2018-01

    A temple which more than 100 years Night Market & Local Restaurant in 5 minutes walk Especially the seafood stall
  • JeffLeong

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Intricate & ornate

    2018-04

    As Taiwan's oldest temple built 280 years ago in 1738, this is one temple we had to include in our itinerary when we visited Taipei. The temple is in honor of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. It comprises a few buildings and is located conveniently across the Longshan Temple "Blue Line" Subway Station. The architecture, intricate craftsmanship and ornate carvings are sights to behold. Although the smoke from burning joss sticks had darken and dulled the detailing, regular maintenance has allowed the details to be visible and enjoyed by visitors. During our visit, we saw foreigners sitting on the stone steps and admiring the temple. A few art or architectural students were drawing sketches of the temple's facade and decorations. It must have been difficult, given the great amount of fine details involved. Whether for historical or religious reasons, Longshan Temple is a highly recommended visit.
  • Kai_Wah

    Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Wonderful architecture with cultural events

    2018-11

    We were there on our last day in Taipei very early in the morning before our flight in the afternoon at 4.35pm. It was very easily accessible with a designated MRT station using the same name as Longshan Temple. We happened to encounter the ceremony and procession in the temple as early as 7am plus in the morning. It was an interesting cultural event that we managed to witness the mass chanting among the prayers in the temple and procession embarkation from the temple. Very impressive architecture and we have learnt that this temple has been identified by the ministry of culture to be one of the cultural and historical places in Taiwan since 12 November 2018.
  • Jeff K

    Adelaide, Australia

    Crowded, slightly disappointing

    2018-11

    Quite a lot of tour groups and certainly not the most impressive or interesting temple in Taipie. I found Bao'an Temple far more worthwhile.
  • Serg O

    Haifa, Israel

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    One of the most popular temples in Taipei

    2018-11

    The temple is not very big and it visited by a lot of people, most come to pray and few tourists. The place is very friendly and has impressive decorations, even without knowing the local culture you can feel the spirituality of the place. This is a great place to start understanding the local culture and religion.

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