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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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  1. 6 Terrible
  2. 58 Poor
  3. 718 Average
  4. 999+ Very good
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  1. 999+ Families
  2. 999+ Couples
  3. 932 Solo
  4. 219 Business
  5. 999+ Friends
  • Swiip83

    Taishan, China

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Cool

    2017-05

    It's free. Beautiful temple. Lot of colors. Lot of detailed arts. A bit too crowded for me. Between 30 minutes to 1h of your time.
  • Riki747

    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Very interesting temple

    2017-05

    There is more to this temple than meets the eye so its a must to be part of a tour to fully appreciate this Temple -we saw it at night which added a different dimension to it.
  • isha a

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Best of both worlds

    2017-03

    It is a beautiful temple. The campus is not very large but worth a visit. It's a famous religious place amongst locals. I visiter at night, the view in lighting is much better. Just outside the temple there is a busy modern street. You can get a shot of historical temple and modern street in the same picture. A cross the raod is a local food street. Snake and turtle meat shops..Worth taking a walk though. There are some other local street food stalls with great food.
  • Jayesh Chandra ... P

    Traveler type:

    Business

    An old temple

    2017-03

    Though built in 1730s it does not look old but looks peaceful and makes you pray for something. Just follow the small crowd in praying. Close to a MRT.
  • Sanjay R

    Traveler type:

    Business

    Longshan temple a place to visit in Taipei

    2017-05

    It is most well known temple in Taiwan, built in 1738. The temple has stood the test of time and lasted through several natural disasters and wars. Longshan Temple is one of largest and oldest temples in Taiwan. Entrance is free, but donations to maintain the upkeep of the temple are accepted It is located next to Long shan Metro Station. The surrounding night market can also be visited to have cheap local food.

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