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Guandu Temple, Taipei

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Dating back to 1661, Guandu Temple stands as a mixed Taoist and Buddhist temple dedicated to both Mazu, Goddess of the Sea, and Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy. On a hill, this immense temple’s upper levels and gardens provide expansive views over the riverfront below. Inside, find examples of exquisite workmanship: intricate decorations of stone lions, dragon pillars, wall sculptures and carvings. The complex includes smaller temples and sanctuaries and even a cave along the side. Brace yourself to climb countless stairs, though. If you enjoy the smell of incense, observe people praying. To escape the crowds of worshippers and tourists, take a stroll in the park behind the temple or along the riverside path. Take a look at our Taipei vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Guandu Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Guandu Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Taipei. This temple is very big and is located on a beautiful hillside with landscaped gardens and a super view of the city. Because the temple is situated just outside the city centre, there are also fewer tourists.
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  • Far from the Taipei main station, walk from Seki station Lantern will tell road. Completely empty of tourists. Great buildings!! ︎ God!! or filled with ︎ wanted to take a photo, but just how good camera to God? But I was worried. Also there is Japan, the staff there is a self-taught, but put a donation have yellow bills folded neatly in one place. Greetings put a donation and I received the Bill. My Taiwan trip, might be felt most deeply.
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  • My husband being a Buddhist , I have been to fairly many temples and this is one of the good ones I have visited so far. It's big and the details are magnificent. Beautiful is the only word I can desc...  more »
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  • Every Chinese new year we must go there and pray for the good luck for the whole year
  • One of the major temples in Taipei area. Great views on the very top overlooking Danshui river.
  • Splendid temple, well worth the trip. Also, I highly recommend going up the steps to see the gardens at the top. Great views
  • A spectacular ,peaceful and local religion center. I feel my mind cleaned whenever I come over.
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