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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. 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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  • I went here last February and it was crowded. Apparaently, it was Chinese New Year at that time. The temple is full and everybody is praying while smoking incense. There were also lanterns lit at nigh...  more »
  • I think there was an event when I visited since there were tables of food offerings and plenty of people praying/burning incense sticks. It was a nice experience to watch and learn.  more »
  • At the heart of Old Taipei City, Longshan Temple, or Dragon Mountain Temple in Mandarin boasts a mixture of all kinds of Chinese Gods and Goddesses, including Guanyin Bodhisattva, Guangon the Warrior ...  more »
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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.