Linji Huguo Shrine

Linji Huguo Shrine, Zhongshan District: Address, Linji Huguo Shrine Reviews: 3.5/5

Linji Huguo Shrine
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CJL
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Nice wooden temple
Apr 2021 • Solo
This is a beautiful Buddhist temple that was actually built by a Japanese monk in 1911, with traditional Japanese style architecture. It's right by the Yuanshan MRT station.
Written July 4, 2021
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan852 contributions
A spectacular wooden Main Hall surrounded by vulgar yellow-painted concrete buildings
Nov 2020
Fifty meters from the MRT Yuanshan Station, just near by the Taipei Expo Park. Surrounded by modern concrete buildings, so is easily missed by the tourists. Built in 1911 during the Japanese colonized period, this temple is a branch of Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism.

It remind me of my visit to the Linji Temple at Zhengding County in Hebei province (湖北正定) in 2007. It is the birth place of the Línjì school (臨濟宗, a school of Chan Buddhism established in 854 AD). The Linji school was later introduced to Japan and known as Rinzai.

The main hall is a wooden temple with Chinese Northern and Southern Dynasties’ architectural style. It is now approved by the government as a Taipei City Heritage.

The architecture is so spectacular. Unfortunately, the main gate and surrounding concrete wing buildings are painted with yellow and red. Dissonant and vulgar!!
Written December 21, 2020
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Reya
Bangkok, Thailand269 contributions
If you love historical place
Nov 2019
Charming ancient building near to MRT station, good to drop by if you like old building which this was constructed during Japan Colonial period
Written November 29, 2019
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