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Paoan Temple

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Address: No.61 Hami Street, Taipei 103, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-25951676
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Relax and admire the temple

We were surpriced of the number of temples in Taipei. This is one worth a visit. Very relaxed area. We also took a walk around and found many more temples, but this was very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carl L

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were surpriced of the number of temples in Taipei. This is one worth a visit. Very relaxed area. We also took a walk around and found many more temples, but this was very nice to take photos at.

Thank Carl L
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is beautiful and worth visiting. It is close to the Confucius Temple. There is a park in front of it that you should visit. There is fire in the corner where people burn pages of prayer for wishes to come true. Easily accessible by train.. about 10 minutes walk when you get out.

Thank szaidi
Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seems off the beaten path, even though it's a short walk from the metro. I was the only Westerner there. Some gardens across the street, and several buildings in the complex with many shrines. Very peaceful spot despite the airplanes flying low overhead. There are English pamphlets to explain what's going on, but they're not well written.

Thank michelle j
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

In my opinion this is one of the best temples to visit in Taipei. The craftsmanship and architecture are a cut above the other Taipei temples and it is also relatively quite and feels more spiritual than the temples in the centre of town.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We visited Bao'an during the Moon Festival, and it was interesting to see how this was celebrated with offerings and decorations. It's an interesting complex with some very beautiful features. We hoped to combine a visit with the Confucius Temple but unfortunately went on a Monday when the Confucius Temple was closed - remember to check as a lot of... More 

Thank AussieBarbara
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

If Lungshan temple is a place for Buddhism, Bao'an temple is actually a Taoist shrine. In the middle age in China, the Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism were mixed together. When I visited the Bao'an temple, there were a worship activity. Many middle-aged women in Taoist uniform sang some songs :)

Thank quynhmv
Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

For me, this was one of the best temples I have seen, so beatiful and nice. We visited in the afternoon, it was very quiet. Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank Tore S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Pao An Temple, while smaller than Long Shan temple is worth the visit. It is across the street from the Confucius temple so it makes for an excellent destination.

Thank Eharlem77
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The ornateness makes the Confucius Temple next door seem rather restrained in comparison. This temple is definitely worth looking at, as it's different than many Buddhist or Confucius Temples one might see elsewhere in Taiwan. When I was there many people were there to buy incense sticks and make offerings/prayers. Across the street from this temple. separated by an ornate... More 

Thank KittyvDK
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stumbled upon this temple quite by chance, and immediately fell in love with it. The atmosphere is serene yet very friendly to visitors. Watch out for the people throwing moonblocks and offering incense. If you have only one opportunity to visit, make sure that it's at night, in the dark when the temple is really magical.

Thank Kumber N

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