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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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dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine

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Beautiful at night!

Also called Bao'an. This temple is really beautiful at night when they turn all the lanterns on. Recommend over Lungshan temple. The architecture is in better condition, really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Also called Bao'an. This temple is really beautiful at night when they turn all the lanterns on. Recommend over Lungshan temple. The architecture is in better condition, really beautiful ornate roof.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is very beautiful. Worth a visit definitely. This temple is opposite to the other one (Confucius temple) which is also beautiful. So going there is like a bonus, one stop for 2 places!

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Thank bantz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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.

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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 

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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 :)

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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.

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New York City, New York
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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.

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