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Hsing Tian Kong, Taipei

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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. Make Hsing Tian Kong a centerpiece of your Taipei vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Taipei online travel route planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    I still full after start does not carry the incense used to visit, because the whole discourse Environment quality is very good, he also does not seem to be this one huank-baof rules fixing 響, and Queue area charge 驚 service is out because of an odd view.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Hardly know how to pray as we visited, volunteers had so much, tell me the order of the prayers, or free with a purification and the staff.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Similar to buildings in the Ryukyu Islands, the impression I have. You can feel the ties between Taiwan and Ryukyu, blue is used well and cleanly.
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  • June 24, 2017
    It’s one of the bigger and more popular temples in downtown Taipei and is conveniently served by a subway station. It has a welcoming vibe and is not intimidating, unlike other places of worship that impose strict rules to visitors and non-adherents. They offer clean restrooms and free drinking water.
  • May 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    Many people but feel very peaceful. Great place to visit. Recommended.
  • June 24, 2017
    Interesting spot to experience Taiwanese temple. There r volunteers to teach ways of Taiwanese praying.
  • July 5, 2017
    Nice temple on the main road here. Stopped on my way to the fish market.

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