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Longshan Temple, Taipei
(4.2/5 based on 4,400+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • If you can visit only one Temple in Taipei, this one was billed as the one to see. Access to the temple is very easy as there is an MRT station very near (Longshan station; On the No. 2 Red Line). Two...  more »
  • So I felt cultural differences. Hot faith with Taiwan, very polite and helpful. Carefully taught how to worship.
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  • I have a good time here. This hotel is good place, It's near MRT station, 3 night markets. The room is small but clean. It's hard to find this hotel at first time, but remember that it's behind Longsh...  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.