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City God Temple of Taipei City 財團法人台北市臺灣省城隍廟

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Introduction

Formerly a government managed temple, it has now become a foundation, and is one of the strongest government managed temple in Taiwan system. In 1875, the Qing court raised the status of Tamsui Subprefecture to Taipei Prefecture, and Chen Xing-Ju was put in charge of Taipei Prefecture. In 1881, Taipei Prefecture built Taipei Prefecture City God Temple behind Futai Street, at the junction of Fuzhi Street and Beimen Street (junction of Yanping South Road and Hankou Street). During the Japanese colonial period, City God Temple was demolished, and was later rebuilt in the current location after Taiwan retrocession. With its accessibility and surrounding booming businesses, it is a center of worship for the nearby residents. The name of the City God has also attracted both local and overseas worshipers. 

The temple is the biggest one of its kind in Taipei City. It enshrines the City God as its main deity, in addition to Sakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, Goddess of Mercy and Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Imperial Lord Guan Yu, Imperial Lord Fu You, Imperial Lord Wen Chang, Monk Ji Gong, Wife of the City God, Fu De Zheng Shen (Earth God), etc. Inside the temple, the couplets, horizontal inscribed board, the ceramic cutting and pasting, drawings or carvings, aim to deliver one message: “pursue good fortune and steer clear of disaster, and enlighten the soul”, and “unconsciously influenced by environment”, to help provide insightful guidance to worshippers. 

Information

Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
, Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

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Review

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  • 548jason

    Toronto, Canadá

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Small interesting temple, surrounded on all sides by shops. Its beautiful with an extensive library on the upper levels

    2019-01

    The Taipei City god temple is near by Ximen. Its across the main through fair and down the street. Its not large compared to other city god temples I have seen If you go to the temple you will notice on the opposite side is a great market of fresh vegetables, fruits and restaurants, down narrow lanes. On the same side as the temple is a series of clothing stalls I have included photos of the street signs so you can locate it , as well as the fresh food, fruit and vegetables market. Simply show locals the sign. You continue past the bank of taiwan , you come to a street with a kids clothing store on one side ( Les Elephants) and 7 11 on the other. You keep going and the Temple is on the Les Elephants side As well you will pass several bakeries and on the bank of taiwan side a great local coffee shop. I found a great ( famous locally) noodle shop off that same lane
  • bob2bkk

    Bangkok, Tailandia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Beautifully decorated

    2018-04

    After visiting The Presidential Office Building and Peace Park, we wandered up the Main Street, Chongging, and spotted this temple. It was a good and fascinating scene. Many people and lots of incense. Incredibly decorated, colorful and detailed carvings. A beautiful site. The side street is very busy with shops lining the street. The sidewalk is covered, this is a common thing in Taipei and a great idea. Watch for traffic. If you are in this area, do take a look, it is a beautiful sight. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Kimkleve

    Londres, Reino Unido

    Extremely Beautiful

    2016-11

    I love to visit temples. When I was in this temple I saw group of people chanting felt like healing sound. Amazing place to do meditation.
  • harbourchan

    Hong Kong, China

    NIce Temple

    2016-05

    When you travel to the main city suddenly smell some burning stuff that could be the very interesting temple in the heart of the city. You can see the very traditional temple inside. The statues and decoration and chinese writing just a follow through of the chinese history. They are welcome to take photos.
  • Daniel A

    Pekín (Beijing), China

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Not impressive after seeing so many beautiful temples in Taiwan

    2016-02

    While we visited Taiwan, we saw numerous temples of significance and culture. This temple didn’t seem to have the same appeal. I’m not Buddhist so perhaps I wasn’t able to relate or be moved. My wife is Buddhist though and she didn’t want to stay very long. If you are in the area, you might want to take a look for yourself. It’s an easy walk from the Ningxia Nightmarket but the Taipei Main Station is closer.

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