TOP Go to the main content section

Taipei Travel

Songshan Ciyou Temple 松山慈祐宮

Anchor point
4.5 244 Reviews

Tuesday:08:00 - 21:45




Built in 1753, Ciyou Temple is dedicated to the deity Black Faced Mazu. The temple is square, rises six floors and has an impressive main hall. The roof ridge is elaborately adorned with twin dragons facing three immortals representing wealth, happiness and longevity—a motif symbolizing divine protection. The stone lions at the main hall were carved in 1803. Unusually, the male lion is depicted with an open mouth and the female with mouth closed.


Religious Venues
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 761, Sec. 4, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 08:00 - 21:45
Monday 08:00 - 21:45
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:45
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:45
Thursday 08:00 - 21:45
Friday 08:00 - 21:45
Saturday 08:00 - 21:45

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line SongShan

BL Bannan Line Houshanpi

Instagram @taipeitravel


TripAdvisor Reviews

4.5 244 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 2 Poor
  3. 20 Average
  4. 116 Very good
  5. 106 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 37 Families
  2. 48 Couples
  3. 62 Solo
  4. 6 Business
  5. 46 Friends
  • BZimm08

    Okinawa Prefecture, Japón

    Such a Beautiful Temple


    The Songshan Ciyou Temple is right next to the Raohe Night Market. My main goal was to visit the market, but I saw this temple and could not just walk by it. This temple is huge and so decorative and colorful. I love how detailed the roofs and architecture are of the temples in Taipei and this was among my favorites. I saw both locals and tourists here, it was nice to see how respectful and quiet everyone was. You can take the green line to get close to the area. There are many other attractions and shopping markets in the area. Highly recommended!
  • Betty C

    Beautiful Temple


    This temple is absolutely beautiful and worth visiting. It is located by the east entrance of the Roahe Night Market. I love the intricate and ornate carvings. The locals are very nice and we were welcomed to explore.
  • Andreas C

    Hamburgo, Alemania

    Great inspiration!


    The temple is a fascinating place to sit down, feel the spirit, pray and express wishes. All kind of people, locals as well as tourists, pass by. They express their wishes by lightening incense sticks and throw (wooden) dice to see if they‘ll be lucky. Taiwanese pragmatic way to things is shown in the way offerings are done. They are put on a table for the goods and recollected once people leave the temple.
  • HypnosisSunny

    Very interesting culture. Cann't miss.


    I always love to see the local people and enjoy their daily life when I travel to a country. It's better than go to a tour area. Temples are the best view of Taiwan.
  • chongyp

    Singapore, Singapore

    A hidden gem


    The stone carvings on the wall was magnificent. A great view of the streets fro the upper level. It is worth the visit. We had a guide and learned so much regarding the culture and taoist practice of Taiwanese.

1-244 Reviews

All Reviews

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of Taipei City Govermnent and TripAdvisor LLC.

© 2018 TripAdvisor LLC




  • Today 16°C 50%
  • 01/19 17°C 40%
  • 01/20 17°C 30%

Nearby Attractions

More Attractions