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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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  • Went with the family ago the Chinese new year. I think it got to 18 o'clock. Tables are tightly arranged in the precincts of the temple, were lined up plenty of offerings. Also, Buddha like the were picking up people who had it down, throwing candy while singing something from standing in the. With nothing going late in the beginning had put away at home, so may not be. Went to check the site of worship manners of incense smoke was terrible for seems to have changed your manners are from 5/2017. It lit in the candle I entered from the entrance on the right, receives one free incense sticks at the gift shop on the right, on the left side, clockwise in Buddha of all we pray. Then the basket near the exit out of two pieces of wood for a fortune, and wishes to throw. There are places to kneel during the throw, but very crowded, so not so good it seems, threw at the edge. Either flat side of one piece of wood comes down, OK. Both are NG. Up to 3 times. Expensive Fortune alone was enough to cover. Bars like chopsticks in your basket, so remove one and wishes. And throwing a piece of wood just check this fortune and good. Replace the rod until the OK, sure. Paper number written on it after determining the stick out of the shelves near the exit. Instructions written in English or other languages, but can guess from some Chinese, so lowered in the drawer. So did Japan Japanese read English. So far, free of charge. After the optional, premium candles and offerings are sold at the shop.
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  • The temple's design can be found in Singapore and Malaysia. I think that's why the people of these countries have more in common with Taiwan people. Once you enter the temple, you will find that there are various kinds of spiritual-tone, mother and public. Although the history of this place dates back to the 1730, the shrine was rebuilt after the Second World War.
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  • To pray a lot for both tourists and locals, was buzzing. People such as guides for tourists, he told me to pull the visitors how the fortune. In Japan, explains, decryption of fortune, but when we went the Japan language teacher is absent, was the only Chinese-language teacher.
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  • Disregard Google maps posting of open/closed timings: the temple is open before 6:00 p.m. I am here at noon on a Sunday. What starts at 6 are formal religious services and right now it is lively with tourists and worshippers. So, now that you're here, revel in the intricate sculptural imagery. While great care has been bestowed upon the inner sanctums, I look forward to continued colorful restorations of outer temple details exposed to the elements.
  • The Temple looks really vibrant and colorful. Representative of the Chinese architect. You receive one essence stick for free. If you want more, you will have to make purchase. Also there is a lot of good food around.
  • Its a good place to chill. The temples are fun to take photos with, the air is clear, at our time there were booths selling loads of foods, toys, etc. Recommend to visit! Not too crowded too!!
  • Looks having a very religious atmosphere. Quite bigger than expected. You can enjoy complicated but very sensitive structures and design everywhere in this temple as well as incenses and fortune telling. Recommended.
  • Nice temple. Love this place. It has fountain waterfall. It's very peaceful with great ambience.

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