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Paoan Temple

No.61 Hami Street, Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
02-25951676
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Ranked #18 of 196 attractions in Taipei
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine
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Hong Kong
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Said to be one of the three major temples in Taipei, it is accessible by MRT - walkable distance from the Yuanshan station of the Tamshui/Red line. It is well patronized by locals who come to pray and ask for blessing at altars serving different Gods and Goddesses. The architecture of this over 200 years old temple is worth a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A popular temple frequented by the locals. Classic Chinese temple architecture. Nice ambience and friendly staff. Remember to look up to admire wood carving works.

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If have time to visit only one temple in Taipei, Dalongdong Bao'an Taoist temple is it! Nearly 300 years old, this well-preserved treasure has intricate wood craftsmanship, beautiful grounds and a serene atmosphere. We visited during the day, but I hear that the temple is incredible at night with lit lanterns. It is off the beaten path, which means very... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Dalongdong Baoan Temple is one of the major temples in Taipei. It is lively with worshippers. It is similar in size as the Longshan temple. It is easily accessible by MRT Yuan Shan station. The street signs clearly marks the direction of the temple. There is also a tourist desk at the MRT station that may help. Don't miss... More

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Oslo, Norway
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158 reviews 158 reviews
36 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

After Lungshan, this was the second favorite temple we visited. It feels somehow small and intimate, in spite of the fact that it receives quite some air traffic overhead as it is right along the flight path for incoming planes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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281 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Worth a visit on a weekday when the crowds are less and it is possible to wander around the temple and soak up the atmosphere. Easily accessible from Yuanshan MRT by a 10 min walk. Also transliterated as Bao'an temple.

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NY, NY
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139 reviews 139 reviews
72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If taking the MRT, the stop is "Yuanshan" on the "red line" heading north to either Beitu or Tamsui - front of the train. When you exit the turnstile, on the left hand side there is an "Information" booth staffed by helpful people who can give you directions, maps and a handy "Dalongdong The Ins and Outs" guide. You look... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Worth the trip at night, where cameras were there to take night view of the temple. Different angles gave an oriental feel.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you only have 2 days in Taipei and want have some traditional Taiwanese art experience. Baoan temple is a great place to go. It is in an old neighborhood "Da long tong" and close to some main sightseeing spots. Baoan is a temple with beautiful and abundant collection of murals ,sculptures and reliefs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Had the opportunity to visit new years day. Lots of people, but that's what made it great. Certainly understand the culture after visiting

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