Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
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  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must!
    If your only going to go to one temple, then let it be this one. Had I not known that it had received the Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for both restoration and revival of temple rites and festivities, I may not have bothered but glad I did. It is right by the Confucius Temple so you can do both together. There appears to be two parts to Baoan Temple. One is the main temple part and the other looks like a garden that is currently closed November, 2023. Looks like more restoration as I walked past. The highlight is the main temple which is open and at the back. Small but active. It doesn't look like a grand or striking temple as you approach it but go closer and look at the details and colours and you will see why this is a must visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Quang Kiet Le
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the opposite garden
    The temple was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ones we had ever visited in Taipei. The colors, the vibe, the exterior and interior, all of them made it be unique and worth to spend time for walking around and feeling the fresh air. The opposite garden must not be missed.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large and Impressive
    This place is huge with a number of different buildings and various altars. All of the structures have detailed, artistic woodwork and there is a lot of variety. The temple is also very active as a lot of people were praying and burning incense when we were there. We saw this and the nearby Confucius temple that is less than a block away. The two temples are quite different and we were glad that we went to both.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2024
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This place is huge with a number of different buildings and various altars. All of the structures have detailed, artistic woodwork and there is a lot of variety. The temple is also very active as a lot of people were praying and burning incense when we were there.

We saw this and the nearby Confucius temple that is less than a block away. The two temples are quite different and we were glad that we went to both.
Written March 16, 2024
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The temple was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ones we had ever visited in Taipei. The colors, the vibe, the exterior and interior, all of them made it be unique and worth to spend time for walking around and feeling the fresh air. The opposite garden must not be missed.
Written December 3, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,413 contributions
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Sep 2020
Ground was broken for the Taipei Bao An Temple in 1804. The temple was intended to protect the clans from Tonglan in the mainland Chinese province of Fujian, in the neighbourhood of Xiamen. The temple is described as being Taiwanese folk religion; it has been classified as being culturally significant by UNESCO. The temple flourished in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) and then went into a decline, before recovering. It is opposite the Confucian Temple. The Bao An Temple has much to offer visitors, it is a reminder of the origins in China of many inhabitants of Taiwan.
Written November 13, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Baoan Temple is full of noise and smoke. Several deities are worshiped, the main one being Baosheng Dadi, the Emperor of Health. It's mainly a Taoist temple, but it also accommodates other traditions, as is common in China, Baoan Temple was voted as one of Taiwan's top 100 religious sites. It also won a Unesco award. By the say, the temple is a short walk from the Yuanshan station on the MRT Red Line. Just follow the signs,
Written February 1, 2020
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Aleong1256
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great Architecture and interesting place to visit. Wanted to go to the confuscious Temple but Grab driver let us alight at the cross junction of the street instead. Great recommendation by him.
Written February 29, 2020
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Abovetheclouds
2,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
If your only going to go to one temple, then let it be this one. Had I not known that it had received the Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for both restoration and revival of temple rites and festivities, I may not have bothered but glad I did. It is right by the Confucius Temple so you can do both together. There appears to be two parts to Baoan Temple. One is the main temple part and the other looks like a garden that is currently closed November, 2023. Looks like more restoration as I walked past. The highlight is the main temple which is open and at the back. Small but active. It doesn't look like a grand or striking temple as you approach it but go closer and look at the details and colours and you will see why this is a must visit.
Written November 6, 2023
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
There are so many temples to visit in Taipei, you just can't get to all of them. But certainly visit Paoan Temple. It is right opposite Confucius Temple. Take the red line to Yuanshan station, head down Kulun Street and on your right thru the Chinese Arch and Confucius is on your right and Paoan is on your left. Walk thru the small park and out the side street. The actual Temple is facing you. Beautiful arched buildings and spacious grounds. But be warned, there are many burning spots and many worshippers who are burning sticks. It can be a bit intense with the burning incense. Walk around the main temple to see many smaller enclosed temples. Not accessible, but large opening to view them. They are ornate, colorful and beautifully decorated. Goes without saying the main large temple is also. The carved architecture of the facade is brilliant. This is an easy doable visit, close to the red line.
Written April 30, 2018
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andreeatw
86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
I found there are no photos be taken at night, even websites outside tripadvisor, so I decide to put some photos here, because it's really a pity if you don't seize the chance enjoy night view here when staying in Taipei.
The open time is am6:30~pm10:00, let residents to pray here. Many people get the incense stick and talk to the god with authentic expression, some of them doing "bwa bwei" . (BTW, "bwa bwei" can be replaced by two coins , Isn't it fun? ^ v ^)
No pushy tourists , filled with beautiful art and vibrant Taiwanese culture, A peaceful place at dusk and at night with Soft lighting upon the temple. No wonder this temple got the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards.
Because of Chinese Communist Party , Taiwan is not member of UN, so there is no property listed on the Unesco’s World Heritage List in Taiwan.
老實說,在亞洲你很難找到一座宮廟,像保安宮一樣,在夜晚的時候燈光那麼美,宗教氣氛那麼好,
夜晚的保安宮非常令人驚豔,我曾去過清水寺.銀閣寺.南禪寺,都感覺不到這種氛圍,更不用說韓國了無生氣的宗廟(昌德宮昌慶宮)了,
但在台北的保安宮,你可以感覺到濃厚的聖光壟罩,虔誠的人們在這裡與神對話
Written November 12, 2017
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mmjasmine
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
I visited three temples in Taipei (Paoan, Confucius and Longshan). Paoan and Longshan are similar in layout, size, architecture, and artifacts. Confucius is bigger. Paoan and Confucius are located almost next to each other and within a short walk from the Yuanshan Station (R14). My favourite was Paoan: far fewer people than Longshan, interesting stories told by the small figures along the edges just under the roof, interesting details, very pretty flowering trees, and the nice courtyard/park just opposite the temple with its own figures. A couple took wedding photos when I was there. There is a coffee house next to the Paoan temple and a marked on the opposite side of the Yuanshan Station. If only picking one of Paoan and Longshan, I would pick Paoan.
Written September 10, 2017
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lithlith
Michigan878 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited the Bao An Temple as part of our all day cruise ship excursion of Taipei. It is just a block away from the Confucius Temple, so it makes for an easy visit of two temples while you're in the area. The Bao An Temple is Buddhist and if you like taking photos of architecture,then I'm sure you'll find some great photos at this temple. It is a working temple with locals there using it. How busy it is probably depends on the time of day and if there is a tour group there at the time. We seemed to be the only group there and a handful of locals, so it wasn't very crowded.
Written July 19, 2019
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