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Longshan Temple, Taipei

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Known by locals as a "meeting place of the gods," Longshan Temple serves as one of the oldest and most famous temples in Taiwan. Han settlers from Fujian established the temple in 1738, dedicating it to Kuan-in, the Mother of Mercy, which is represented by a statue in the main hall. This statue was left intact after the main hall was destroyed in an air-raid near the end of World War II. Over the years, the temple suffered damage from cyclones, earthquakes, and fires, but has been restored repeatedly. See numerous Taoist deities in the back hall testifying to the tolerant nature of the Chinese religions. The name of the temple translates to "Dragon Mountain," which explains the colorful dragons on the roof and the intricately carved twirling dragons on the bronze pillars at the entrance. Longshan Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Taipei Edition.
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  • I went early in the morning, but was surprised at how many people. While feeling the discomfort on the Bulletin Board at the entrance once inside at once on air. Local residents eager to pray and have been impressed. Even the homeless surrounding security situation is not good or shouting in a loud voice, was a little scary. I think you should visit with care, time just in case.
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  • Interesting temple correspond to diverse people. Place the new religions of Japan are no sensation. Longshan Temple Station on the Taiwan Metro now.
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  • 龍山寺捷運站對面 為一間佛教寺廟 也是一個觀光聖地 但裡面空間不大 人多很擁擠 台北人信仰中心 外國人觀光好去處 
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  • Easily access from the long shan station which serves as a good place to understand religious culture. Furthermore, it is near the huaxi and menjia nightmaket.
  • It's the place that really good to learn Taiwanese traditional temple culture ,classical architecture and history. There are some unique and awesome foods in Huaxi Street. If you have enough time,don't forget to try the food around there.
  • You don't need to go cheap and fake looking temples elsewhere. Lungshan Temple looks definitely old and great.
  • One of the famous temples. Lungshan Temple is an old temple with a good maintenance. Just a few minutes walk from station and have a lot outlets shop around.
  • I've seen plenty of shrines and temples but this is one of the most amazing ones. The carving for the dragons is so detailed that it almost feel like a sculpture.