- 历史建筑 宗教信仰
The best temple on Taipei.This is a very busy temple. The smoke from all the joss sticks and paper offerings can be overwhelming. Be sure to check out all the figures on the roof.
established 大龍峒保安宮One of the oldest chinese temple in the country and is easily accessible by the metro MRT-Danshui Line (捷運淡水線) to MRT Yuanshan Station (圓山站). Not too difficult to find, about 15 mins stroll from sta. We visited on a Friday morning, to beat the crowd (?). Indeed still early so not much worshippers yet. Originally constructed in 1742 as a wooden shrine, the Temple begins as a Taiwanese local folk-religion temple with a huge followings. It was renovated and reconstructed numerous times over the years and in 2003大龍峒保安宮 was introduced as UNESCO for cultural heritage conservation. The frontage and the architectural is impressive! Worth mentioning around the temple grounds include stone carvings, stone lions, dragon columns, and the stone & clay carvings. I especially find the large coloured murals also are displayed throughout the grounds beautiful, they tells of ancient Chinese history stories/chapters.. We were lucky to be there when there was some ceremony so got to witness it all, the percussion play and also large-sized figurine. An eye-opener for us indeed! A good 1 + hours of visiting, and when in the area also visit the Confucius temple a just across the road.
Beautiful templeLovely temple, short walk from MRT. We were there during CNY, which made things very lively. Well worth a visit!
One of Taiwan's top 100 templesBaoan Temple is full of noise and smoke. Several deities are worshiped, the main one being Baosheng Dadi, the Emperor of Health. It's mainly a Taoist temple, but it also accommodates other traditions, as is common in China, Baoan Temple was voted as one of Taiwan's top 100 religious sites. It also won a Unesco award. By the say, the temple is a short walk from the Yuanshan station on the MRT Red Line. Just follow the signs,
San Rafael, California
Beautiful temple with wonderful docentsWe wandered into the temple just to look around and were approached almost immediately by what turned out to be a delightful volunteer docent. He gave us a personal tour and explained a lot of the history, religious traditions, and art of the temple. If we didn't have the guide we would have looked around, admired, and left, but we ended up spending almost an hour totally enthralled. He showed us some hidden gems like the mural of Mulan and another prayer area behind the main building. This was a Saturday so it may just be a weekend thing, but we were very thankful to our fabulous guide. This is a stunningly beautiful temple and a must-see while in Taipei!
© 2018 TripAdvisor LLC