Dalongdong Bao An Temple, Datong

4.5
Winner of a UNESCO Heritage Award, Dalongdong Bao An Temple conserves not only Taiwanese traditional decorative arts but also performance arts through its annual folk festival. Immigrants form China built the temple at the beginning of the 19th century, dedicating it to Taiwanese folk and farming gods. During the folk festival, you can see parades, thanksgiving rituals, and opera performances, or visit free clinics practicing traditional Chinese medicine. Make Dalongdong Bao An Temple a centerpiece of your Taipei vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Taipei trip builder .
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  • I had heard from the local people to pray for health several times a year, so I went out. Unfortunately it was raining, but many people were praying. The first impression I went into was that the atmosphere resembled the Longshan temple. The building, built more than 200 years ago, has been beautifully decorated and overwhelmed. On the south side of the road, there was the garden of the neighboring sanctuary, and the local people enjoyed playing the instruments.
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  • This temple is located near the confucius temple. It is extremely well curated with lots of details. A little gem to be visited!  more »
  • This little jewel box of a temple was one of my favorite temples that I visited in Taipei. It was small, but full of such lovely art that that made this almost a living Museum. We enjoyed walking arou...  more »
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  • A living museum with a sacred atmosphere. Everything is so serene and quiet. I suggest to visit this temple during the prayers in the morning, with women singing accompanied by deep-bass drum and bells.
  • I was out walking at night when I came across this beautiful temple and went in for a quick visit! It was crowded with people praying but it was still pretty peaceful and nice to see all the people praying. The temple is very beautiful and inside it's very clean! Go and visit you to!
  • A must visit temple in Taipei! We came here for a New Year ritual and what an experience it was! Probably one of the most beautiful temples I’ve ever been to. Not packed with tourists, so feel free take your time to walk around to be awed by the intricate details of the decoration all over the place.
  • It was one of the non touristy places in Taipei so it’s awkward for me to take photos while the locals visiting the place were busy praying 😅 This temple is small, but very detailed and beautiful. It is especially gorgeous at late afternoon to evening because of its lighting. It’s a long walk from Yuanshan MRT Station but it’s definitely worth it! You can visit the nearby Taipei Confucius Temple too while you’re in the vicinity. Overall, it was a great experience and a glimpse of the Taiwanese culture :)
  • Very peaceful place. UNESCO Heritage. Must come to this temple
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