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

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line SongShan

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  2. 2 Poor
  3. 17 Average
  4. 114 Very good
  5. 100 Excellent

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  1. 38 Families
  2. 49 Couples
  3. 60 Solo
  4. 6 Business
  5. 44 Friends
  • 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

    Singapur, Singapur

    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.
  • Chelsea B

    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

    Beautiful temple


    Happened upon this when visiting the night market, a very striking temple, especially when its uplit in the evening. I didn't know it was there and pleased that our whistle stop tour of Taipei included a temple too!
  • fali84

    Shenzhen, China

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Don't skip it!


    This is a beautiful and underrated temple! Right next to one of the gates of the Raohe Night Market, it looks beautifully lit at night and it equally enjoyable during the day time. The temple has stairs to access the multiple stories. I heavily recommend going up those, the view gets better and better and you get to see the artistry at each floor. Intricately carved, in a mtitude of colours and heavy detailing - thia temple is a delight. No entry fee, you can buy some offerings, use the praying wooden blocks for free (Ofcourse!).

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