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Paoan Temple, Taipei

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Historic Site Religious Site
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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  • I was out walking at night when I came across this beautiful temple and went in for a quick visit! It was crowded with people praying but it was still pretty peaceful and nice to see all the people pr...  more »
  • I learned of the temple when researching best night photo opportunities for Taipei and was so glad we visited. The temple was peaceful with very few visitors when we arrived around 20:00. We were able...  more »
  • Without a doubt, Baoan Temple was the highlight of my trip to Taiwan. Originally, the group I was with had only intended to visit the nearby Confucius temple, but since Paoan Temple was so close-by we...  more »
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  • The temple local guide provides interesting facts on the temple architecture and carvings. There are carvings on western figurines and architecture. There are also carvings with hidden messages from the artist, such as '好工手不補接'.
  • Beautiful temple with lovely grounds. Very Serene and tranquil place. Recommended.
  • If possible, come during weekdays to avoid the crowd. Very intricate designs on the pillars & roof.
  • Amazing example of old Asian architecture. Sometimes a little bit crowded but a must go place. Once you here don't forget to visit Confucius Temple nearby.
  • Amazing temple. Not crowded and quiet. Highly recommended.