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Paoan Temple, Taipei
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Winner of a UNESCO Heritage Award, Paoan Temple conserves not only Taiwanese traditional decorative arts but also performance arts through its annual folk festival. Immigrants form China built the temple at the beginning of the 19th century, dedicating it to Taiwanese folk and farming gods. During the folk festival, you can see parades, thanksgiving rituals, and opera performances, or visit free clinics practicing traditional Chinese medicine. By using our Taipei itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Paoan Temple and other attractions in Taipei.
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TripAdvisor
  • Unlike other Buddhist Temples, this temple worships an ancient scholar Tao Wu in the North Song Dynasty era (960-1127 AD) who devoted his life for saving people through medicine. Local people now come...  more »
  • 每當過年時都會與家人一同前往拜拜,外面會有一些攤子可以吃東西,廟裡面因為過年人多都很擠,很燻眼睛,實在有點不建議帶小孩子進去 
  • You can combine this temple with the Confucius Temple since they are opposite each other. Forget the hyped up Longshan Temple and head here for a more serene and quiet temple experience along with bea...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful temple in Taipei. My favourite anyway. The area of Datong around the temple is quite cool with food stalls.
  • Beautiful temple. Normally quiet, not a lot of people. Great view from the top. Definitely suggest to visit.
  • Very nice building that worships the god of medincine along with other 10 or so gods, across from the temple is its garden, also elegant and cozy.
  • Beautifully designed, a gem to walk through and quite quiet. Look at all the care and consideration that is given to all the various gods and deities.
  • One of the best temples in Taipei, no doubt.