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Lungshan Temple

No.211 Guangzhou Street,Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan
02-23025162
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Many festivals and celebrations are held in Lungshan, often called "meeting place of the gods" for the wealth of deities worshipped here. Lungshan... more » Owner description: Many festivals and celebrations are held in Lungshan, often called "meeting place of the gods" for the wealth of deities worshipped here. Lungshan means "Dragon Mountain." « less
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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Did expected more from this temple but it was not bad. Amazed at the number of...poor (homeless?) people around the temple, but they didnt try to steal of ask for money. temple itself is a nice combination of charm and scented smokes you will find in any Asian temple.

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I went to this temple during Moon Festival (Aug. 15 according to the Lunar calendar), and there was much order amongst the chaos. There were people and families bringing food for offerings, lifting up incense and candles to pray, and then the tourists smack dab in the middles of it all. I've never seen 2 religions coexist in the same... More

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Goulburn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

A living breathing temple used by the locals with incense, chanting, sincerity and character. Ornate exquisite carvings and numerous shrines make this the real thing and not just an historic tourist spot

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Busy busy place. Full of people of Taipei paying their respects and saying their daily prayers. Incredible to watch as they light incense and perform a ritual with it, bring offerings of food, and chant away with the religious in the temple. Really worth a visit, and if you dare ask a local to explain to you what is going... More

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The temple's architecture is nice but the nearby nightmarket is not worth a visit. After a quick tour around went back to Ningxia nightmarket instead

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We drop by this temple to take a look before heading to the 4 night market in the vicinity. It is very near the Longshan Metro therefore not difficult to find. :)

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I went to Lungshan Temple at around 6PM so I could witness the offerings. The temple is beautiful, especially when it's already dark and the lights are turned on. It's hard to explain, but it seemed simple but opulent at the same time. The combination of the red candles, the gold accents, the colorful fruits and flowers was a sight... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went to see this temple just around dusk. It was a unique thing to see both the locals praying and tourists wandering around--there is a subtle harmony and modern beauty to that. Seeing the temple change from dusk to dark was beautiful to, I recommend seeing this place at around that time as it looks different in the day... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful temple - lots to look at. Don't miss out on all the wonderful sculptures that line the rooftops.

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Taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just drop by look and see its an elegant classic Chinese Temple aound the area you can purchase a lot of things like food if you take a little walk there you can go some shopping and very easy to go there because the mrt station is right on that area the blue line mrt goin to Yoning and Taipei... More

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