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Paoan Temple

No.61 Hami Street, Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
02-25951676
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Ranked #25 of 130 attractions in Taipei
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine
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NY, NY
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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343 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This temple is a complex and detailed set of buildings that are full of amazing statues and and sumptuous interiors. This is a great choice if you can visit only one Taiwanese Taoist temple. It is next to the Confucius Temple, so you can combine the two. There is very little else in the neighbourhood though.

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

The area also has a confucius temple, i suggest you go via the park opposite the paoan temple as there are things to see there too. After that, turn a left and confucius temple is literally there. There's quite a lot to see in this one area alone. The night market is also just down this road (dalong) so go... More

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Tampere, Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

It's worth visiting this beautiful temple and courtyard as there's no admission fees and it's pretty close to the MRT station, although it took only about 30 mins for me to get through this temple. There's Confucius Temple almost next door so make sure you visit it too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

*There are no metro station near to it as far as I know. No admission fees. *I guess the best bet to reach there is to get a cab. *Don't get a driver guide because you will need to pay min. 4 hours for his service. *There is no need to spend even 2 hours at this temple. *The temple... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Baoan Taoist temple is stunningly decorative, attracting worshippers and mere onlookers alike. For me, the Taipei temple most worth a visit, bursting with photo opportunities!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

This Taoist temple is a world heritage site and is set apart by the beautiful and amusing murals on the walls.

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