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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. A visit to Longshan Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Taipei journey planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • It is a temple with lots of visitors from home and abroad. Is a flashy appearance compared to the temples of Japan have a bulletin board, in pious parishioner who say sutras. Temple visit method is different depending on the country. Siniagaid at the entrance to the first visits to gently tell.
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  • Typical Minnan temples, go in and look at them and come out and wander around, I did not think the more things go wrong, found that the street sitting Little sisters wear more and less, see my eyes some strange, more and more massage shop, found into the red light district, hurried back, did not expect to go through an alley mouth by a large chest of leopard sister gathered over, Pull me into the alley, also said to give discounts, almost lose their virginity, fortunately, I will be determined to run fast ... 2 o'clock in the afternoon, it's too early for work.
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  • The Longshan Temple is the oldest temple in Taipei. Open for visitation receives tourists while the sites there are to your prayers, at any hour of the day. The traditional architecture and the ancient religiosity.
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  • Disregard Google maps posting of open/closed timings: the temple is open before 6:00 p.m. I am here at noon on a Sunday. What starts at 6 are formal religious services and right now it is lively with tourists and worshippers. So, now that you're here, revel in the intricate sculptural imagery. While great care has been bestowed upon the inner sanctums, I look forward to continued colorful restorations of outer temple details exposed to the elements.
  • The Temple looks really vibrant and colorful. Representative of the Chinese architect. You receive one essence stick for free. If you want more, you will have to make purchase. Also there is a lot of good food around.
  • Its a good place to chill. The temples are fun to take photos with, the air is clear, at our time there were booths selling loads of foods, toys, etc. Recommend to visit! Not too crowded too!!
  • Looks having a very religious atmosphere. Quite bigger than expected. You can enjoy complicated but very sensitive structures and design everywhere in this temple as well as incenses and fortune telling. Recommended.
  • Nice temple. Love this place. It has fountain waterfall. It's very peaceful with great ambience.

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