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Xingtian Temple

No.109 Er Section, Minquan East Road, Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #19 of 253 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Religious Sites
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You may not see incense sticks burning anymore , but Xingtian Temple is still the most meaningful regional site of Taipei's follower , This temple are accept a famous general of Eest Han dynasty with respect whose name Saintly Emperor Guan Yunchang . He is the symbol of brave,dignity with extremely reputation. Almost everything can get resolve or give you... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Stayed in a hostel nearby so became my local temple for the time I was in Taipei! Always lots of stuff to see, very busy, but with lots of info cards in English explaining the worship and rituals. Beautiful temple and architecture.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wonderful temple, with lots of interesting history behind it. Beautiful building, but mind you, don't step on the big thresholds of the big doors. That's supposedly a bad thing, as those thresholds keep the bad spirits out of a house.

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Hong Kong, China
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Xingtian temple is gorgeous and right in the middle of the city, as are many others. There is a MRT station nearby although the office I was visiting in the area so I walked. Some people speak English although you can just see/observe and take pictures which is spectacular. Between the lovely scent of incense, gorgeous lighting and experience... More

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Eula, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Don't visit Taipei without seeing their beautiful temples. Lavish in detail, and steeped in history and tradition they are something that just must be visited. Gives you a whole new view of some of the local culture.

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San Francisco, California
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20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Xingtian Temple (a.k.a. "Hsing Tian Kong" & "En Chu Kong Temple") is located in downtown Taipei city. In contrast to the stone lions seen at most temples, the central door of Xingtian Temple's front door is guarded by a pair of Qilin, which symbolizes serenity. The sparrow braces are painted with dragons or floral decorations. Standing on the roof are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Unbelievable. We went here and within five minutes one of the temple workers (old woman in her mid sixties with permed hair) came over and told me I shouldn't be here in Taiwanese to my wife. Confused my wife asked why to which we got "Christians aren't allowed" (what? I'm not even Christian, apparently because I am foreign she assumed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Home to Husband Gong, famously the God of Police, Gangsters, Prostitution, War and Literature, and protector of the Buddhist scriptures. Husband Gong is one cool dude. The connection, he swore an oath of brotherhood in a peach garden (see the novel Romance of the three kingdoms) and therefore is known for loyalty, the Police, Triads, War comrades are all brotherhoods,... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

They workship one of the kindest god - Saintly Emperor Guan. He is a historic figure. He protect all his followers with his big Guan blade. He can also help his followers with his wisdom to make you study smooth in school or exam. It's a place where Taipei people will come and workship for good luck and any other... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

No words to describe this marvel...architecture, peace....a delight to mind and soul. such places give the message of unity and tranquility

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