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Lungshan Temple, Wanhua

4.3
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • People who are new to the Orient are often confused by temples. Not only is there smoking incene and banging of gongs, there doesn't appear to be much devotion. First, there are three main...  more »
  • The architecture of this temple from over 300 years ago is very ornate and very Chinese. Around the temple are many, many stores selling religious sculpture carvings, artifacts. Longshan Temple is.....  more »
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  • Arguably the most important temple in Taipei. We were fortunate to visit the temple on the Chinese New Year where hundreds of worshippers visited to get a blessing from the gods. Lovely artificial waterfall located to your immediate right prior to entry. Make a point to enter from the right gate ("Dragon Gate") and exit from the left one ("Tiger Gate") for supposed good fortune.
  • Gorgeous place for a stroll. There are plenty of places to sit and beautiful greenery - trees, flowers, hanging lanterns and steps. Finally fresh air and a nice place to relax! There’s a little kids playground right nearby as well as benches and tables hidden around the site.
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