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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. A visit to Longshan Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Taipei journey planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • Since it was raining it was not as packed as it normally is. I found the architecture beautiful and the culture enriching. A must do, but go during the day only.  more »
  • The temple was beautiful but was too crowded on the day we visited. There are better temples in Taipei.  more »
  • We were here during the Chinese new year, was therefore not in the Temple when it was very crowded. But it was an awesome experience to see all who flocked there.
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  • Can be very hot but very beautiful Temple. The bathrooms have ac with both squat and sitting toilets. The toilet paper is outside at entrance and you need to grab before you enter the bathroom. There is one free incense per adult. Crowded inside and outside in front of Temple. Station exit very close to Temple. Lovely Temple.
  • Even though the place is usually packed with people, it's still pretty calm. It's a nice experience for outsiders to learn more about Buddhist culture. But please be respectful, stay at the sidelines and try not be intrusive.
  • Magnificent temple of Taipei, the most famous in fact. Nice wooden sculptures and fake waterfalls on the right make this holy crowded place an unique vibe. Lots of prayers, lots of a magic...
  • This is a beautiful temple and amazing place. The atmosphere is fantastic, filled with visitors from all over the world. The smell of incense and the visual displays are amazing. A great place to spend a few hours taking pictures or just experience it's beauty.
  • Beautiful temple although it’s so packed when I came. Not so huge, but all parts of the temple is magnificent. Sometimes there will be a street show in front of the temple. Even though this place is crowded, but this is a sacred place so I recommend to behave yourself when you visit this temple :)
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