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Paoan Temple

Neighborhood: Neihu District
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Address: No.61 Hami Street, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-25951676
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Description: dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine
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Baoan Temple, great heritage!

The temple itself is beautiful to visit, with century old wall paintings (can you spot Mulan?!). As a UNESCO site, there are free tour guides during the weekend. They are quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

The temple itself is beautiful to visit, with century old wall paintings (can you spot Mulan?!). As a UNESCO site, there are free tour guides during the weekend. They are quite knowledgeable and will allow you to discover more of the history of this site, signification of every piece of details, funny stories and chinese mythology and history. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you are only visiting Taipei then you must visit this magnificent temple. Old (category 1), full of history and very spiritual. Its open late and is less crowded in the evenings, and light settings at night gives it more intense feeling. Visited December 2014

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great to see from the ground the views are better from the Gondalas. There is a mall under neath it. Taipei 101 stop on the red line

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

But since it's close to the Confucius temple, it's worth crossing the road. A modern temple with an ancient spirit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a while to experience the mood at the temple and explored the place a bit. We found a library within the temple compound which is open to public. There are some relics belonging to the temple such as very old statue and items of worship are exhibited in the library. I can tell these items have been retired... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I believe the temple is pronounced BaoAn in Chinese, but I could be wrong on this... Located next to the Confuscius Temple, it's worth visiting them together. It's not a big temple, and there were few people when we stopped by. Like most temples, it was rebuilt, and therefore looks quite nice. But since no one were around, I just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

An interesting temple, but I've seen many temples and this was not particularly exciting. I wouldn't put it on the top of my list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The changing of the guard, all done is slow motion, is very different and great to watch. Get to the railings on the second floor for the best view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Chinese Taoism and traditional etiquette tour Min quaint architectural style

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I loved every detail of this temple. The paintings are impressive as well as doors, columns and woodwork. There is a rooftop in the back that offers excellent views over the roof of the temple. Best temple we saw in taiwan.

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