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Longshan Temple, Taipei
(4.2/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 聞名中外的龍山寺,不時都有大批國內外遊客手持清香,虔誠祝禱,香火之鼎盛自不在話下。也有前途未卜來廟裡求籤的信眾,排隊求解籤詩的人,往往大排長龍。除了心靈信仰之外,龍山寺也是一個藝術重鎮,我特別喜歡它的石雕,不論石柱或牆壁上的石雕,形象都非常細膩,而且都各有意涵,相當有藝術水準。 
  • Think fun has coexisted with modern and traditional parts of Taipei, but this temple can feel to it. Asked on that fall day. The fret in the horoscope of the promise just heard get incense around the main temple, chanting sutras of falls, as the felt Taiwan. So much quicker and is recommended.
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  • Taipei is FULL of temples. What makes Longshan different is its size and just how many people go here to visit. I went on a weekday (Thursday) so it wasn't very crowded but there were many locals pray...  more »
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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.