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Bangka Dizang Temple 艋舺地藏庵

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Introduction

Commonly referred to as “Bangka Dizang Temple,” this Class-3 national historic monument, located on Xichang Street, Wanhua District, enshrines Ksitigarbha. It was unveiled in 1760 and remodeled in 1838 (the 25th year of Emperor Qianlong’s and the 18th year of Emperor Daoguang’ reign, respectively) with its property management rights transferred to the neighboring Longshan Temple to avoid confiscation by Japanese colonists.
 
Sitting on a west-east-facing lot, Dizang Temple was designed in the one-hall style of the mid-Qing period with its simple structure enhanced by unpretentious carvings, a 3-span façade, a “swallowtail” ridgeline, gable ends, a humpbacked rafter-and-purlin entrance corridor and round-based columns. Besides a wooden post-and-lintel framework comprising two crossbeams and three-guatong (melon-shaped short columns) — the crossbeams are connected by rafters from which lanterns are hanging — the main hall features a statue of Ksitigarbha, the chief deity whose birthday (30th of the 7th lunar month) is marked by a large-scale ritual celebration. Sitting at Ksitigarbha’s left hand is Lord North Pole; sitting to his right-hand side are the Taipei Prefectural Chenghuang (city god) and Marshal Tiandu — who were relocated from Taipei’s Prefectural Chenghuang Temple and Zilai Temple on Xiyuan Road, respectively, after Japanese colonists torn down their original places of enshrinement — alongside Generals Fan and Xie. The quaint censer on the offering table was, as its inscription indicates, presented in the autumn of 1899 (the 25th year of Guangxu era), 17 years after the temple plaque was installed above Ksitigarbha’s throne, and 2 years before the old-school incense burner first appeared in front of Generals Fan’s and Xie’s figurines. Not far away from the Dizang Temple is a sanctuary erected in 1760 to commemorate the “Lord of the Hordes,” mostly homeless spirits of single Chinese settlers who died in Taiwan. The sanctuary’s history is, to a great extent, intertwined with that of Dizang Temple.

Information

Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
No. 245, Xichang St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Open all day

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Longshan Temple

Review

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3.5 13 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 9 Average
  4. 3 Very good
  5. 1 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 1 Families
  2. 2 Couples
  3. 8 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 1 Friends
  • G2Kpauly

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Just another temple

    2019-09

    I went here last night for a quick look around. I've seen alot of temples and would suggest to just go to Lungshan Temple.
  • FyingKiwi

    Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Tucked Away Shrine

    2019-07

    A little difficult to locate at first as it is hidden among a myriad of other stores and does not have the grandeur of many other temples, and its architecture is relatively simple although still ornate. Contains a couple of prayer rooms which possibly because of the much larger Longshan Temple nearby, appears to only have fleeting worshipers attending. Is home to a number of relocated deities.
  • KangKang

    Tainan, Taiwán

    艋舺地區的古蹟之一

    2019-10

    位在艋舺龍山寺附近的地藏庵主祀地藏王,興建於清朝乾隆年間,目前的建築大致保持清道光年間整修後的狀態,也因此列為台北市的市定古蹟。地藏庵規模不大,只有單殿而已,並無前後殿。寺廟建築本身和其雕飾彩繪較簡潔,有古樸之美,不過被廟埕的遮雨棚及側面凌亂的設施所遮掩住,無法完整欣賞,有些可惜。
  • iriishin

    Matsue, Japón

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    周りの雰囲気に溶け込んでいる廟

    2019-06

    龍山寺は独特の雰囲気を持っているが周りの佇まいに溶け込んでいる感じの廟です。台湾では街の中に地域の廟が守られているので面白いです。
  • shirojiro

    Prefectura de Saitama , Japón

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    地元に密着したお地蔵さま

    2019-06

    龍山寺近くにある、お地蔵様を祭った廟で日本のお地蔵さまとはだいぶ雰囲気が違います。清朝の乾隆25(1760)年に建築された、清朝中期の単殿式の建築物で現在3級古跡に指定されています。大きくはありませんが、まわりの商店と一体化して、独特の雰囲気です。

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