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Paoan Temple

No.61 Hami Street, Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #15 of 254 Attractions in Taipei
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I think there is a spelling error on the title of this as most description it should be Baoan Temple. This is worth a visit. If you are visiting the Confucious Temple, drop in to see this one which is around the corner from it. The architecture and carvings are amazing. It is aboit a 10 minute walk from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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