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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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  • I am an American, and I'm religous either, but this temple is very good, as it has lots of decoration, and it is very big and the fish at the courtyard look nice. 
    I am an American, and I'm religous either, but this temple is very good, as it has lots of decoration, and it is very big and the fish at the courtyard look nice.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Visited this temple during an interesting ceremony involving tall puppets that are meant to resemble the gods. Its a great place to see cultural heritage of Taiwan when in Taipei, and is also near some night markets. Its also an active worship site so many devotees come here to pray. Definitely one of the most interesting experiences I had in Taipei, would recommend tourists come.
  • A place with powerful energy. A Buddhist temple is a sacred place, with a special construction of high walls - splendor. When we went inside, there was a feeling of joy, calmness and peace. There are a lot of people around who have come to pray. A special melody sounded, all this left a pleasant impression. Thank you🙏🏼🙏🏼

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