Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple), Wenshan

4.4
Appreciate the convergence of tradition, religion, and art at Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple). Take a cable car to get to the mesmerizing building, built in 1882 to honor one of the so-called eight immortal deities. The temple, besides being beautiful, also serves as a sort of compass, with its front facing due south. Admire the statues of the deities and the famous philosopher Confucius, as well as the painted decorations inside and the views of the rich greenery outside. Legend has it that unmarried couples break up if they visit the temple together. Put Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple) and other Taipei attractions into our Taipei vacation planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Get out of this otherwise cosmopolitan city and experience the real Taiwan. Peaceful, meditative ... wonderful respite from a lively city  more »
  • Chih Nan Temple is incredible. Perched above the city with beautiful views and secluded enough that not many people are there at once, it is the perfect way to escape the city and surround yourself wi...  more »
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  • Gorgeous temple in the mountains. Accessible by the Gondola close to Taipei Zoo MRT station - or 12000 steps uphill. But the view is worth the trip definitely. At the moment it’s under construction which was a bit disappointing. But inside it was beautiful and very peaceful. I didn’t regret doing the trip.
  • Very nice place, there are stairs needed to be climbed for around 30-40minutes. Once you reach at the temple you can walk around relax and enjoy the sunset. There are frequent buses also and you can always take gondola to go around other mountains too.
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