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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.

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

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  3. 967 Solo
  4. 225 Business
  5. 999+ Friends
  • Benjamin F

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    nice history

    2016-11

    beautiful temple with lots of history. must to see and learn. nice area to walk around. gets very busy.
  • Cubbies99

    Cubbies99

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Beautiful and one of the oldest temples in Taipei

    2017-07

    Open until 10pm most days this is a beautiful temple. Keep in mind though it is one of the oldest that is sort of not exactly true as the original has been levelled by several earthquakes and then restored to original. But it is quite lovely and worth a walk through. It is also right near snake alley aka Huaxijie night market. So you can make a great even trip of it. Get some culture then pop over for some snacks and street food. There is a MRT stop right near the temple so getting there is easy. Not far from Ximen or from the Chiang Kai Shek memorial it is great to package all of that together for a day.
  • TAP647

    Chicago, Illinois

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Beautiful - so much to see

    2017-07

    Visited on a weekend, so it was very crowded. And it was a hot day. With young kids, so not much time to understand and appreciate the temple. Nevertheless, it is beautiful and worth a visit.
  • Brizvegas1313

    Brisbane

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Lovely little temple

    2017-07

    Right across from the MRT exit, Blue line. Praying temple. Many people with shorts, so it doesn't appear to be policed with dress code. I think it's more out of respect that you don't wear shorts. You can have 1 incense stick for free to pray with. Purchase more if needed. The temples have very intricate works and design including dragons which are lovely. The area around the temple is very "local" so see what you can uncover!
  • LBG2345

    Houston, Texas

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Longshan Temple an Night Market

    2017-07

    We visited in the evening. The temple is easy to reach on the MRT. The temple was busy with activity, and I was amazed by the craftsmanship. There also is a nearby night market, which I enjoyed.

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