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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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  • I think if you are visiting Taipei, stopping at Longshan Temple is a must do - but just once. It’s easy to get to on the MRT and it is one of the busiest temples I’ve visited in Taipei. It’s not just ...  more »
  • Tell the volunteer guides, etc., and ask those who worship him. Also under the square before the temple is located in the basement, to please, even doing one deep underground, and this is what I thought.
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  • Still a great place to visit, but there seems something missing, if not more commercial about the operation (than my fonder memories from ~20 years ago)
  • One of the most famous temple in Taiwan. Here you can see the most traditional way of Taiwanese temple culture. Bring a your wishes and questions here and pray with a pious mind in this sacred place.
  • What a beauty! Visited the temple as a part of tourmeaway walking tour. It's been constructed four times. Twice destroyed by natural disasters - earthquake and typhoon. Once destroyed in 1919 by American Air Force. Such a peaceful place.
  • Very serene experience. I come again and again. Beautiful atmosphere.
  • Beautiful at night! Plenty of tourists making insensitive poses inside but... still a historic and gorgeous temple worth a visit. There are two areas to worship Guanyin and Mazu respectively.

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