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Songshan Ciyou Temple 松山慈祐宮

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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 Activities
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

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G Songshan-Xindian Line SongShan

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  5. 41 Friends
  • neilhassall

    Londres, Reino Unido

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    En pareja

    Go to the sixth floor for incredible views


    We visited this temple one saturday night during Chinese New Year, after attending the nearby night market. The temple was adorned with lanterns - make sure you head to the rear of the temple and climb up the stairs on the right hand side - you'll encounter 6 floors of shrines plus an amazing view at the top - you can even see the top of Taipei 101 in the distance.
  • sonofsatoshi

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    En solitario

    Pray for love


    This temple is supposed to give you good luck in romance. I hope my offering was good enough! Great example of traditional architecture hidden away among the hustle and bustle of the urban sprawl. Ladies, I'm waitin'....
  • Serg O

    Haifa, Israel

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    En pareja

    Amazing Temple


    The Ciyou temple was build in the 18 century and well preserved, the temple is dedicated to the Black Faced Mazu and you can find many themed decorations inside, the building is stunning. There were people singing in the temple during our visit and the experience was amazing! A great taste of local culture and religion.
  • Jen M

    Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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    Friends getaway

    Small but Very Nive Temple


    This temple is just a small but totally informative temple, with full of great memoirs in every corner. During our visit they are somewhat doing an offering for the dead where they place food and prayer items to invite the love ones for the rituals. Amazing to see they culture.
  • Karolina G



    The temple was constructed in 1753, such a wow i think now its my favorite tample. According to legends the temple was founded by a wandering monk who came upon a group on Matsu followers. Together they raised money for ten years and then built their temple. Tips how to get there, temple is accessible within walking distance North of Songshan Station of the Taiwan Railways.

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