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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

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  1. 7 Terrible
  2. 64 Poor
  3. 821 Average
  4. 999+ Very good
  5. 999+ Excellent

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  1. 999+ Families
  2. 999+ Couples
  3. 999+ Solo
  4. 253 Business
  5. 999+ Friends
  • Linda U

    Niwot

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Temple

    2018-02

    This is a must see. It is easy to find as the metro, I believe it's the blue line, is named for the temple.
  • Ofelia G

    Limeuil, France

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    quiet place of worship

    2018-02

    We went well after the Chinese New Year and the jostling crowd had gone leaving the Taoist temple to its quiet lot of faithful worshippers. Happily we had a guide who explained that the huge abacus on one wall was there to count the good or bad deeds of a soul. The Kwan Yin goddess of Mercy at the entrance is part of the temple's Buddhist history. There were persons offering joss stick incenses or throwing red wooden "dice" and consulting the texts written on long rods in a jar at an altar. The main altar and the temple architecure are indeed worthwhile to see.
  • b_kashan

    Iran

    Same as other temple

    2017-11

    If you haven't seen the temples before this one can be interesting for you, but after a while and visiting so many temples all looks like each other and not that interesting
  • Jomer B

    Japan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Don't come during Chinese New Year

    2018-02

    Beautiful traditional temple but if you don't like to get jostled around and don't like being surrounded by a ton of people, I recommend not to come right after Chinese New Year. The temple along with the nearest subway station is packed with the locals coming to pay respects. Unless you'd like to observe the temple at peak capacity and activity, then I'd say come and see it for a unique experience!
  • scoredina

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Very ancient temple

    2018-01

    I'd probably appreciate this place more if we had a tour guide. The temple shows its age except for the newer additions. A lot of people visit this place to pray so be mindful.

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