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Songshan Feng Tian Temple 松山奉天宮

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Introduction

Commonly known as “The Temple of Heaven”, the Temple enshrines the Heavenly Emperor as its main deity. It is situated at Fude Street, by the foot of Tiger Mountain of the “Four Beasts Mountains”. It originates from first the year of Tongzhi reign (1862). At that time, an ancestor from Tangshan came to Taiwan alone, and resided in the cave of Tiger Mountain. He hung a red silk writing that read, “The Heavenly Emperor and various deities” by the walls of the cave entrance, and set up an incense burner on the rock to worship it. However, the cave was damaged during the Japanese colonial period. In 1954, people rebuilt a temple with bamboo at the same location to pay tribute to the Heavenly Emperor. In 1959, it was officially named “Songshan Feng Tian Temple”. From 1967 to 1977, it continued to expand, where the main hall was renovated, and a pilgrim building and library were built. With a floor area of more than 3,300m2, the place is able to accommodate more than a thousand pilgrims. From here, one can overlook The Presidential Office Building, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, CKS Memorial Hall, The Grand Hotel, International Trade Building, Grand Hyatt Taipei and City Hall, and is an excellent place of worship and enjoying the scenery. 

Information

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

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BL Bannan Line Houshanpi

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  1. 2 Families
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  3. 5 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 2 Friends
  • Annarion

    Sydney

    The Beginning of an Amazing Trail - Alternative to the Elephant Trail

    2019-11

    We're an Australian couple in our early 30s and this was our first trip to Taiwan. On the Must-Do List was the well known Elephant Trail (nearby). Luckily, a week out from the trip I came across a local blogger who recommended an alternative that was much less crowded that began at the back of this temple. WOW! - we couldn't believe how lucky we were to be enjoying such amazing views over the city including of Taipei 101. The trail was easy to find and well marked; it takes about 20mins to walk up, primarily stairs, to the viewing platform Tiger Mountain. From half way, there are already great city views and the stone path trail is very picturesque surrounded by forest. Throughout our journey we only came across 3 locals and another tourist couple on the way down. This is an absolute gem of a trail, and having Fengtian Temple to start was just icing on the cake.
  • Navigate751561

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Temple with vividly colored ceramics ornamentation across from Raohe night market

    2019-07

    As other reviewers have noted this temple has amazing multicolor ceramic ornamental details on the outside and ceramic murals inside. It is still a place of worship but visitors are allowed inside.
  • StephaneCanadaTaiwan

    Taoyuan District, Taoyuan

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    En pareja

    Temple with amazing attention to detail

    2018-12

    This temple is a couple of stories high. There are so many details to see, it is unreal. Much of the ceiling is carved-out lanterns. It is absolutely beautiful. There are many opportunities for you to pray, and they do provide many items for this as well. It is very well thought out and visitor friendly. Staff/volunteers were all very friendly and helpful. Absolutely gorgeous temple
  • Da-c-food

    過年期間,香火鼎盛

    2020-02

    台北市最興旺的天公廟,常有舉辦各項消災解厄法會及平安餐,也不定期有藝文活動,還提供廂房可供遊客住宿,很值得去
  • lucy_amy40425

    隠れ里には金色に輝くお寺があります。トイレと浄水器、展示エリアがあります。隣の池には亀と錦鯉がいます。自然科学博物館の南北極展があります。

    2019-03

    隠れ里には金色に輝くお寺があります。トイレと浄水器、展示エリアがあります。隣の池には亀と錦鯉がいます。自然科学博物館の南北極展があります。

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