Shandao Temple

Shandao Temple, Zhongzheng District: Address, Shandao Temple Reviews: 3.5/5

Shandao Temple
3.5
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,904 contributions
Buddhist temple ministers to the faithful
Aug 2021
Shandao Temple is relatively new, even by Taiwan standards. It has three large statues of the Buddha in the main ceremonial hall. The monks can be heard chanting the sutras, it is an entrancing background sound to the temple. Shandao Temple has its own MRT stop.
Written August 12, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,904 contributions
Modern temple has its own MRT station
Mar 2021
By the standards of Taiwan, Shandao Temple is relatively modern. Its main feature is the three gilded Buddhas in the prayer hall. You can often hear the monks chanting the Buddhist sutras. It does not have a large following of common people worshiping there like Longshan Temple. Shandao Temple can be accessed from the Shandao Temple on the Ban-nan Blue (Banqiao-Nankan) Line.
Written April 12, 2021
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James M
Taichung, Taiwan154 contributions
Interesting spot
Apr 2021 • Couples
There are three large golden Buddhas in a big room in a building that looks like a corporate real estate headquarters. We seriously missed the building when we first walked past it..
Written April 10, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,904 contributions
Taipei's largest Buddhist Temple
Aug 2020
The Shandao Temple dates from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). The Buddhist Temple is in daily use. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Taipei. You will often hear the mesmerising chanting of the Buddhist sutras. The temple is i Zhongxiao East Road, Section 1. It can be accessed from the Shandao Temple Station, on the Blue Line.
Written September 22, 2020
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edbrybry
Lima, OH30 contributions
No pictures allowed (but doesn't seem to be enforced)
Mar 2018
We were there during vespers or whatever the chanting is called. Interesting. The 3 Buddha's are quite large and picturesque.
Written March 6, 2018
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Joe
Shenzhen, China3,123 contributions
Not an attraction
Jul 2017 • Solo
Just 3 gold Buddha's. Brand new building. Really not worth seeing as there's nothing else in the area to combine it with. I only visited because my hostel was minutes away.

Mrt station Shandao Temple exit 6
Written July 7, 2017
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NinoLeeZhongPing
Makati, Philippines216 contributions
A huge modern Buddhist shrine
Feb 2017 • Solo
A blue line train stop of the same name as the temple brings you to this landmark, take exit six and make a u turn, less than 20 mts. your right at the temple gate. There is no entrance fee, just inform the guard if you could enter the temple and take photos of the grounds. A long flight of stairs great you to walk up to the main hall. A reception on the left side of the entrance, where a nun usually great you and encourages you to see the main hall where three big Buddhas gaze upon its visitors (I suggest you pray a bit). The temple, as researched has a history dating back late 1920's. The temple is one of the cleanest I've seen during my temple run in Taipei.
Written March 13, 2017
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HappyDragon0201
Beijing, China1,363 contributions
Temple......in the modern building
Jan 2017
It's temple but does not look like seeing from outside if there is no gate, you won't know it's a temple. Very clean and beautiful inside. Main hall is accessible by climbing stairs or taking lift. Grand level also has an hall.
Written January 13, 2017
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pierreGex
Gex19 contributions
A moment of grace
Nov 2016 • Couples
This temple is not a tourist attraction and there is not much to see, except the three Bouddha statues, but we were lucky to visit it twice during a religious ceremony, round 5pm. We sat quietly on chairs, there was no other public, and listened for about 40 minutes to five monks (male and female) singing in a manner reminiscent to me of Gregorian chant. Of course, we knew nothing about the ritual, but we found it a very emotional experience. The monks didn't seem to be bothered by our presence and smiled at us after the ceremony.
Written December 2, 2016
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,728 contributions
Very modern complex
Sep 2016
This is a recent addition to Taipei (or relatively so), but is worth putting your head around the door if you're nearby (close to Huashan 1914 Creative Park so worth seeing both perhaps) but it's nothing like the Baoan or Longshang Temples. It's very modern, almost high-tech in it's feel, but the golden Buddhas that are the centrepiece of the main shrine are worth seeing. Seems busy with locals, although mainly they were older women who at first glance appeared simply to have come along for a natter and a nap.
Written September 17, 2016
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