Visit the Magnificent Longshan Temple

One of the oldest temples in Taiwan, Longshan Temple was built during the Qing Dynasty in 1738.

Parts of it have been rebuild many times, due to earthquakes and a bombing by the US air force during WWII.

Despite this, is remains one of the most popular and impressive temples in Taipei, attracting huge crowds throughout the day. Many locals come here to pray and ask the Gods for advice.

I would recommend coming here during the evening as the temple looks great lit up, plus you can take advantage of the Huaxi Street Night Market adjacent to the temple.

They used to burn paper ‘joss’ money here as a sign of respect but this has recently been banned by the Mayor for pollution reasons.

Pros

  • A sacred and beautiful temple
  • Right next to Longshan Temple MRT station and a night market

Cons

  • The area has many homeless people

Traveller Tips

Come at night when the temple is lit up

Location

Closest MRT: Longshan Temple Station (blue line – exit 2)

Located Nearby

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