Guandu Temple is the oldest Mazu temple in northern Taiwan. Many historic stories were carved into the walls, pillars, and stone lions. A special ceremony of the Guandu Temple is on March 23rd of the lunar calendar every year. The Lantern Festival and Chongyuan Pu Tu. "For hundry ghosts," are both big ceremonies to attract tourists for worship.
- Historic Sites Religious Venues
- Family、Campus teaching
- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Phone Number
- No.360, Zhixing Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Services & Facilities
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Guandu
Awesome Temple!Visited this very large and beautiful temple during the CNY celebrations; it was an exciting place to visit, and truly lovely. Definitely visit; it's a bit of a subway ride from central Taipei but well worth it!
London, United Kingdom
Absolutely magical templeI saw this temple mentioned in an article about ‘off the beaten track ‘ Taipei. I am SO glad I went . It isn’t close the centre but it is totally worth it. Make sure you explore every nook and cranny as it is the temple complex that just keeps on giving . Go to the top floor and look down on over the rooftops , don’t miss the little fountain on the right of the temple and its terrapins and koi carp. And climb the hill behind the temple it is fabulous, take some food or a drink and enjoy the view from the little benches and tables that are dotted around . There are butterflies and pagodas and a wonderful view . There are so many different types of stone carved artworks on the walls . They are detailed and so fascinating . You can buy some incense inside the temple itself and light it or you can buy it at the little store at the bottom where the cars park. There is no shop/ tea house once you leave the car park so carry water on a hot day. I spent about three hours there just soaking it all up. Enjoy it , it is the sort of place I would always like to go back to
Nice templeTale your time to visit the place. It;s right in the center. But, full of tourists in the day. there's a small fountain beside the temple as well
Great Place - once we found it !As we found out later, if you get off the train from Taipei City & go to the left instead of the right - it can be very hard to find. There was one sign that we followed - & then the signs disappeared & we had no idea which direction to go. Very local area, so nobody had English. Eventually we found an older man who was on his way to pray so we followed him. I'm glad we persevered, it's a very impressive, beautiful temple built into the side of a cliff. Very busy, with lots of different ways to walk & explore. We didn't walk right up to the top as it was very hot & we're getting on a bit, but we walked through the tunnel. That was great, with very interesting pictures all along it. At the end there is a little mini temple with a balcony that looks over the street & towards the hills. Very interesting complex to sit outside and people watch. Lots of turtles in the fountain too.
A Massive TreasureLooks small from the outside, it is a massive complex. A beautiful view from the upper levels of the river side.
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