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Address: NO. 61 Hami St., Taipei 10370, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 02-25951676

dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine

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Amazing temple

Known locally as the Baoan Temple, this is a must see if you're coming to Taipei. Even if you are not that bothered about temples, religion or Buddhism, this will surely knock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

But it is worth a visit. In front of the temple across the street you'll find the temple park and lot of local elderly enjoying their day.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Known locally as the Baoan Temple, this is a must see if you're coming to Taipei. Even if you are not that bothered about temples, religion or Buddhism, this will surely knock your socks off. Every temple is packed with intricate carvings, statues, details; it's all just eye popping. For me, this is Taipei's Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

A small and beautiful temple. Quiet and peaceful atmosphere. When I visit no other people. Well worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Longshan Temple may be more famous and attract more tourists, I personally feel that Paoan (Baoan) Temple is a better experience primarily due the peacefulness. Located within a 10 minute walk from the Yuanshan MTR Station off of the red line, this temple is beautifully restored and inducted into the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. It's not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

A very nice small temple to visit to get the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of religion and see the offerings made to the Gods.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Paoan is really nice temple. The main building is nicely painted and you can find there different and picturesque alters. For me the best in Taipei

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I was struck by how busy the temple was. After all, it is an active art center as well. It's well worth a visit, as well as the adjacent garden

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful temple. We visited during the middle of the week, and it's much more quiet than Longshan temple and what seems to be a more residential area of Taipei. Because there's less people, yiu get a chance to really take it all in and look at the details, inside some of the rooms, and just relax. This is just a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

It is always fun to see a religious place which is really used by the local population and not just a museum. And this temple is very busy with local people praying. The art-work is amazing and you can spend a long time admiring the details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful and interesting temple, the most impressive we have seen in Taipei. The carvings on the walls and ceilings are intricate and the roof decorations are colourful and to be admired.Inside of the halls are wonderful statues, carvings and paintings. We visited early on a Sunday morning and the temple was quiet and peaceful. 100 yards away is the... More 

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