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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Lungshan Temple Reviews
I currently live in Japan and am amazed by the temples here, but the temples in Taipei are so vibrant and have so much character, Longshan Temple is no different. The colors, architecture, and style..... more »
Beautiful Chinese temple belonging to Taoist and Buddhist, it wasn’t crowded during my visit, easily accessible from Longshan temple metro station. Recommended if one love culture and tradition. more »
Really cool, all of the locals worshipping the different gods, chanting... The smell of incense, the cool architecture with vibrant colors... A place in which as long are you are respectful, welcomes anyone. Even though it clearly is a tourist attraction the history and the original purpose of the temple still remain. The area around the temple is also cool to explore and is easily reached through MRT.
It’s an old n grand temple in Taipei. Many of the deities in Taoism can be found here. It is very crowded with the locals n tourists. I spent more than an hour here praying, taking photos and buying souvenirs. Special note is the marriage deity aka 月老神君，is popular among the locals n also the Korean, Thai and Vietnamese tourist. The area in front of the deity is all the ladies praying for a good match. The souvenirs at the side door of the main entrance is inexpensive but unique to bring back as gifts.
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