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Dadaocheng Branch of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan 台灣基督長老教會大稻埕教會

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Situated in Dadaocheng’s historic quarter, the branch of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan was built on a piece of property donated by Li Chun-sheng, a prominent figure in contemporary Taiwan. It is believed that Li modeled the main church structure after Western houses of worship he found in China’s Xiamen area. As part of the Christian outreach efforts in Taiwan, the church installed a main structure in the early days of Japan’s Taisho period, reinforced with premium red bricks, excellent craftsmanship and a West-meets-East façade. 
Christianity’s growing acceptance in Taipei from the late 19th to early 20th century is evidenced by the church’s key features, such as segregated seating, performed at a time when gender equality was unheard-of, and men and women were required to use the left and right entrances, separately. Despite its resemblance of its European precedents, this historic church has been praised as a rarity in contemporary Taiwanese architecture for its unique façade — with an exposed-aggregate finish that is half-Taiwanese, and half-European, stately yet welcoming — and thus designated as the City’s 100th historic monument. Among its little-known highlights is a musical clock, which comprises 25 bells of various sizes and marks noon (12:00 p.m.) with 7 different tunes on a rotating basis.


Religious Venues
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 40, Ganzhou St., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Please inquire by phone before visiting the church

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Daqiaotou

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Minquan W. Rd.

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shuanglian


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  • liucy752

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Elegant and stunning architecture


    Dating back to 1915, this church was donated by Mr. Lee Chunsheng (李春生), a gentry and successful tea businessman in the late Qing Dynasty. The main architecture style was based on Mr. Lee’s reference to Church buildings in southern Fujian Province. Although it imitated the construction of Western churches, the facade blended Chinese and Western architectural styles intermixed with some traditional Taiwanese decorations. The unique characteristics is stunning and highly praised. The church was partially destroyed in 2002. Then was reconstructed according to the original building.
  • yihsinL14

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    En familia



  • hide2004

    Tokio, Japón

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    En solitario



    2017年1月に行きました。 帰国の日の午前中に朝食がてら自転車でホテルの周辺を観光している時に立ち寄りました。朝早い時間だったので中には入りませんでしたが、レンガ造りの立派な教会です。 場所は、迪化街から北に向かってMRT大橋頭駅の方に向かって行く途中にあります。スターバックス保安店の裏手です。

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