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Lungshan Temple 艋舺龍山寺

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4 6741 Reviews

Tuesday:18:00 - 22:00

4.4

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Introduction

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
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

Sunday 18:00 - 22:00
Monday 18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 18:00 - 22:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Longshan Temple

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Review

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Traveler rating

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  2. 70 Poor
  3. 939 Average
  4. 999+ Very good
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Traveler type

  1. 999+ Families
  2. 999+ Couples
  3. 999+ Solo
  4. 274 Business
  5. 999+ Friends
  • tpLong

    Melaka, Malaysia

    Longshan Temple

    2020-01

    It is very convenient to visit this place by MRT - Longshan Temple Station. Longshan Temple is a national second-level historic site. It is dedicated to the Guanyin Bodhisattva and represents one of Taiwan's important religious beliefs.
  • 708winstono

    Narita, Japan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Pray for good fortune

    2020-01

    One of the older temple in Taipei. A power spot, a place to pray for good fortune, Heath, love n many more. Sincerely pray and your dream might come true.
  • Vinayak W

    Nagpur, India

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    One day excursion in Taipei

    2020-01

    We had booked a vehicle and a tour guide for one day (14th Jan 2020). Tour guide Wan came to hotel to pick us up at 8:30 AM. After a small breakfast at McDonald we went to Bank of Taiwan for money exchange. Our first spot was tallest building Taipei 101. Then we went to city hall which is nearby (walking), There was a very nice show on Taiwan on a 360 degree screen with a rotating platform (10-15 min). Have a nice Discovery Museum. Our next spot was Chang-Kai-Shek Memorial. Saw change of Guards at 12:00 hours. Place is nice and clean and beautiful.Worth seeing. Next we went to see old street Bapilio Historical site. Which houses many old traditions of Taiwanese people. Next we went to Banka Longshan Temple. Saw lot of local n foreigners praying and seeking gods wish. Next we had vegetarian food launch at nearby restaurant. Afterwards we went to Lin An Tai Historical House & Museum. Our guide explained the place very well. Nice place to visit. Afterwords we were dropped at the International Airport. Thanks to Wan. आम्ही एका दिवसासाठी (14 जाने 2020) एक वाहन आणि एक सहल मार्गदर्शक बुक केले होते. पहाटे साडेआठ वाजता टूर गाइड वॅन आमच्यास घेण्यासाठी हॉटेलमध्ये आले. मॅकडोनल्ड येथे एक छोटासा नाश्ता झाल्यावर आम्ही मनी एक्सचेंजसाठी बँक ऑफ तैवानला गेलो. ताइपे १०१ हे आमचे पहले स्थळ, तैवान येथील उंच इमारत होती. त्यानंतर आम्ही जवळपास असलेल्या सिटी हॉलमध्ये गेलो (चालत), फिरत्या व्यासपीठासह (१०-१-15 मिनिट) a 360० डिग्री स्क्रीनवर तैवानमध्ये एक छान कार्यक्रम झाला. एक छान डिस्कवरी संग्रहालय आहे. आमचे पुढील ठिकाण चांग-काई-शेक स्मारक होते. १२:०० वाजता गार्डचे बदल पाहिले. ठिकाण छान आणि स्वच्छ आणि सुंदर आहे. पुढे आम्ही जुन्या गल्ली बापिलियो ऐतिहासिक साइटवर गेलो. ज्यामध्ये तैवान लोकांच्या अनेक जुन्या परंपरा आहेत. पुढे आम्ही बांका लॉन्शन मंदिरात गेलो. बरेच स्थानिक एन परदेशी लोक प्रार्थना करतात आणि देवाची इच्छा शोधत असतात. पुढे आम्ही जवळच्या रेस्टॉरंटमध्ये शाकाहारी भोजन लंच केले. त्यानंतर आम्ही लिन एन ताई ऐतिहासिक घर आणि संग्रहालयात गेलो. आमच्या मार्गदर्शकाने त्या जागेचे वर्णन अगदी चांगले केले. भेट देण्यासाठी छान जागा. नंतर आम्हाला आंतरराष्ट्रीय विमानतळावर सोडण्यात आले. वान यांचे आभार.
  • AlbertChanParan

    Cebu Island, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Yue Lao at Longshan Temple

    2020-01

    I prayed to Yue Lao at Longshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan on the evening of my 45th birthday celebration (January 3, 2019) during my seat-in-coach Taipei City Tour. I was told that I only have 3 attempts for my particular wish on love and marriage to be answered. The first two attempts, the reply was "Maybe". On the 3rd time around after I prayed for my lifetime dream to come true, He finally said "YES"!!!" It was said that Yue Lao is a god of matchmaking, marriage and love in Chinese mythology. He appears as an old man under the moon.
  • jbushman2017

    Fresno, California

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Worship in Action!

    2020-01

    I came here with my walking tour. It is one of the oldest temples in Taiwan but architecturally not that impressive perhaps because it was destroyed by the Americans in WWII. My guides, however, did a great job explaining how this temple is frequently attended by the locals. The primary god worshipped is the Goddess of Mercy. Behind her shrine is the god of Love, the god of safe ocean passage and the god of successful achievement or “god of good test scores” according to my guides. When you come to a temple like this you can pray and communicate with the god three ways. First, you can burn incense and then bow three times and pray to the goddess. Your wish, with the incense will ascend into the spirit world. Secondly there are red wooden tokens you can use. With these you ask the god a yes/no question and then toss the tokens like you might flip two coins. Based on what sides are showing the god is telling you Yes, No, or not sure-toss again. Lastly if you have a more nuanced question you ask the god the question and then throw the tokens, essentially saying “God, can you answer this for me?” If the tokens say yes after you toss them, then you get to go get a bamboo stick (in box at front of temple). At the bottom of the bamboo stick is a number. The number corresponds to one of 100 cupboards that can be found near the bamboo sticks. When you go to your numbered cupboard, you open it and take out the written answer on a piece of paper (there are English translations of the papers printed out on top of cupboard). When I did this I found my written response to be very cryptic. This is why, according to the guide, you can visit a fortune teller on the right side of the temple when you enter, who will interpret the paper for you. I did not do this. In all, visiting the temple with the guide was very informative. My guide says she and her family come here every New Years Day. When there you will see offerings of food. Apparently folks bring food and when they pray the thought is good blessings of the god enter the food. So after you bring the food and pray you take the food back home and eat all of it so as to ingest the good blessings. I gave this temple a 4, I confess I was not sure how to rate a temple. Perhaps TEMPLE, if my fortune was better perhaps I would have given you a 5! If you like my review please give me a LIKE

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