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Longshan Temple, Taipei

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Only visit the area around long shan temple I think its really a very dodgy area and not necessary to visit 
  • ..with a good atmosphere. Worth a visit. Oh and for the practical: the tempel seems to have one of the few maestro card atms in town. (citibank also has) 
  • After the morning people were reading sutras. It was quite a solemn atmosphere. Among the Taiwan people, and I wish have.
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  • Has its own MRT stop which speaks volume of its importance to the area. The temple houses many other deities that gives you an insight of the popular folklore and worship. A quick cultural experience if you do not have much time to spare.
  • It is a local pilgrimage center for locals and an ideal place to know Taiwanese temple culture . If luckily enough , you will see the ritual ceremony and feel moving by the tranquil chanting . I really recommend this place, no doubt .
  • Nice area, and the temple itself is very lovely and lively at night.
  • Good maintainence for a 300+ year old templer and have a gift shop inside and lot of small stall outside
  • Where you can see the religious place and praying people. The food they offer will be served for the homeless people.. night time is good to visit for picture lovers :)
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