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Lungshan Temple, Taipei

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Known by locals as a "meeting place of the gods," Lungshan 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 Lungshan Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Taipei journey planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • In the West, it's common to isolate religious denominations into distinctive schools of thought. At the Longshan Temple, however, the three main Chinese religious traditions are worshipped... 
    In the West, it's common to isolate religious denominations into distinctive schools of thought. At the Longshan Temple, however, the three main Chinese religious traditions are worshipped...  more »
  • Longshan, which literally means “dragon mountain,” is a mixture of Buddhism and Taoism. If you are interested in religion or Taiwanese culture, please come here. This is the Potala Palace of the... 
    Longshan, which literally means “dragon mountain,” is a mixture of Buddhism and Taoism. If you are interested in religion or Taiwanese culture, please come here. This is the Potala Palace of the...  more »
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  • A very great temple place. Nice security arrangements and decoration. The staff is kind. The nearby area is very good to roam around. Two big markets are there. One is huaxi and other one is a very cheap market. You can get many items at very cheap prices
  • It was my favourite place in all the stops we made in our short visit to Taipei. Welcoming environment, most ppl are very respectful as it's not only a place that tourists may stop but a temple for prayer and meditation. 🙏🏼Come to do both and leave, filled with loved. Be wary, although it's in the middle of the city, there noise is drawn out by high walls. Visit August 2019

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