Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple, Wanhua

Longshan Temple
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Many festivals and celebrations are held in Lungshan, often called "meeting place of the gods" for the wealth of deities worshipped here. Lungshan means "Dragon Mountain."
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Address
Neighborhood: Wanhua District
How to get there
  • Longshan Temple • 3 min walk
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Jiaoxi, Yilan226 contributions
Longshan Temple is the most beautiful Buddhist/Taoist temple in Taiwan
Apr 2021 • Solo
Longshan, which literally means “dragon mountain,” is a mixture of Buddhism and Taoism. If you are interested in religion or Taiwanese culture, please come here. This is the Potala Palace of the Republic of China.
Written April 3, 2021
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beatrice390
Indonesia303 contributions
Beautiful temple
Feb 2020 • Family
One of the busiest temple in Taipei. Lots of tourist come here either for praying or just visiting.

This temple is one of oldest temple in Taiwan. Build around 1738 by chinese folks from Fujian- China.

This temple architecture is gorgeous with detailed craving throughout.

The metro station that stop nearby has the same name as this temple ( Lung Shan Station).
Written January 11, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,866 contributions
Taipei's most popular temple
Oct 2020
Longshan Temple is one of Taipei's oldest temples. "Longshan" means "dragon mountain." You can take your pick who you wish to worship -- all three main Chinese religious traditions are worshipped here: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The area around the temple is a bit seedy., but a lot less so than it once was. Confucius was a sage, not a god, so that he is venerated rather than worshipped. "Folk religion" is something most Taiwanese adhere to.
Written November 30, 2020
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan846 contributions
No incense. Great!!.
Oct 2020
This is the most famous Temple in Taipei.

Dating back to 1738, this temple was originally a Buddhist temple. It was dedicated to Guanyin (觀世音, Avalokiteśvara, one of the Buddhist bodhisattva), which is a branch spirit from Guanyin of the Lungshan Temple at Jin-Jiang county, Fujian province (福建省晉江縣). Then it was named after its root temple.

Destroyed and rebuilt for several times, the temple now worships gods of three religions: Buddhist, Taoist and Ruism (Confucianism).

To improve air quality and to better protect the environment, Taiwan started a movement to encourage temples to ban incense burning since 2014.

There is no incense in this temple. Great!!.
Written November 20, 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
What temple is that?
Aug 2020
People who are new to the Orient are often confused by temples. Not only is there smoking incene and banging of gongs, there doesn't appear to be much devotion. First, there are three main traditions -- Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Second, as in Langshan Temple, they are all mixed up. Taoism may predominate, but it is not alone. In all, just wander around and if the worshippers don't go to a certain area of the temple there is probably a reason why.
Written September 28, 2020
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CdnLovesTravel787
Vancouver, Canada2,931 contributions
Temple and Temple area worth a visit
Jan 2020
The architecture of this temple from over 300 years ago is very ornate and very Chinese. Around the temple are many, many stores selling religious sculpture carvings, artifacts. Longshan Temple is a Chinese folk temple built in 1738.

Entering the temple there is a wall of waterfalls to the right. Although man made, it is made to look very natural. Many were having their pictures taken in front of it. Into the first temple you come to an area of food offerings, incense burning and prayers. Many were burning incense sticks and saying prayers for the new year. Flowers, mostly pots of beautiful orchids were everywhere as gifted to the temple.

The metro station is by the same name as the temple. Despite earthquakes and fires over the years, the Taiwanese have always repaired this temple out of respect and love for it.

Old retired men love to congregate in the park square directly across from the temple, socializing with one another.

There is also a large empty ground area which I wondered about and later saw it was actually a dancing waters fountain to Chinese instrumental music. It was really lovely to watch.

This temple and area are worth a visit for its history and to see the locals, visit the street market, walk around to see stores of arts & crafts. There is even a nice bakery in this area which is quite popular.
Written May 12, 2020
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Ruben R Mizrahi
Mexico City, Mexico1,857 contributions
Advice
Aug 2019
If this is the first temple you ever visit in Taiwan (or any of surrounding countries) I strongly suggest to get a guide, if there is nobody available ask the locals to introduce the place for you. Taiwanese people is warm and happy to help strangers, specially if they are young because they can speak fluent English.
Written April 13, 2020
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Jerry G
Coppell, TX488 contributions
#1 Temple we visited .....
Jan 2020
We were fortunate to visit at the tail end of the Lunar New Years holiday season.
The exterior of the temple grounds were decorated with hundreds of yellow lanterns and the interior also contained extra decorations. This was our favorite of all the temples we visited in Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Okinawa. It was filled with many worshipers, flower arrangements, offerings of candy, fruit, flowers etc. Religious services were being conducted by monks. There were many worshipers praying and seeking guidance in their lives and many asking fortune tellers to predict their future. The grounds were beautiful including a waterfall at the entry.

DO NOT MISS THIS TEMPLE
Written April 7, 2020
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Tam a
Melaka, Malaysia67 contributions
Nice clean temple
Mar 2020 • Family
Beautiful structure temple for devotee and also tourist who appreciate and praying.
Quite interesting temple.
Written March 31, 2020
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Kelowna Guy
Kelowna, Canada27 contributions
Active temple
Jan 2020
This is an active temple in Taipei and it was very interesting to see people bring offerings and praying. The temple is fairly well cared for and offers some interesting photo opportunities. Need about 1 + hour to visit.
Written March 19, 2020
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