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Hsing Tian Kong, Taipei

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Religious Site
Pray for wealth and luck in business at Hsing Tian Kong, a popular Taoist temple in Taipei’s Zhongshan district. An impressive structure erected on the corner of a very busy intersection, the temple worships Guan Yu, the patron god of businesspeople. Constructed in 1967, the temple features many intricate carved designs and contains a collection of dragon sculptures. Locals flock here to pray, while people wait in line to get a blessing or take part in open lectures held by various Confucian scholars. The busy temple has its own subway station, and no burning of incense is allowed inside the temple. Use our Taipei trip itinerary builder to add Hsing Tian Kong and other attractions to your Taipei vacation plans.
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  • If you are a businessman, then this temple is a compulsory visit. No incense burning and lot of dragons. The architecture is beautiful.  more »
  • Hsing Tian Kong is one of the major temples in Taipei that worships Guan Gong. It is always crowded. It is free to get in  more »
  • feel calm and peaceful after entered this place. you won't feel you are in a downtown when you are in there. the temple is beautiful, the place is clean. many people in there worshiping silently. ther...  more »
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  • If you played video or computer games revised from the Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, this is definitely the place to visit. There is a statue of the famous character, Guan Yu/ Kan U, who becomes a god of religious Taoism with reputation of integrity, righteousness and loyalty. The style of the temple is relatively simple, but the solemn mood is noticeable. The temple is very famous for its power to expel the bad influence of evil spirits, and also the accuracy of its simplified oracles available to all.
  • Many people but feel very peaceful. Great place to visit. Recommended.
  • Everyone can take a look here. People feel better after soul-jin by the old grandma
  • It is must visiting place in Taipei to understand Taiwan Temple culture. Don't forget to join the long waiting line for the expel bad luck of ceremony!
  • Large Scenic temple. Sometime they even give out free posters with traditional Chinese characters.