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Lungshan Temple, Wanhua

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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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  • The origin of the pineapple cake and we have to take you to the guide, I have been taught that pineapple hiding in the precincts. They explained that the area around the temple was not safe, but everyone in the temple was well behaved and prayed intently.
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  • located at the Longshan temple station. It’s our second time here and we are still amazed at the architecture. Superbly preserved, very crowded, with the man made waterfall adding a nice touch to the ...  more »
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  • When I come there is a lot of Japanese tourist😍 ,then the first we will welcoming can see beautiful artificial waterfall. And also nearby with "Night market tourist"
  • Great place to see a great Chinese temple. This place is packed with worshipers and some tourists. There are several gods and it is interesting to see them how they show their devotion. I wish that they would put some English written guide when you go in the temple. The man made waterfalls is an interesting and a welcome sight.
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