Longshan Temple
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Longshan Temple

Longshan (lungshan) Temple is a famous old temple in Taiwan. It is for worshiping Guanshiyin Budda and other divine spirits. Longshan (lungshan) Temple is facing the South. Its architecture is a three-section design in shape. There are the front hall, the rear hall and the right/left dragons protecting the middle hall. The layout is square and serene. The temple was built in Qianlong 5th year in Qing Dynasty. Due to natural disaster and damages caused by men, the temple was restored for several times. The doors, beams, and poles are beautifully decorated. There is a pair of bronze dragon poles in the front hall, four pairs of dragon poles in the middle hall. The sculptures are delicate. There are also exquisite wood sculptures. Among them, the well and Budda setting in the main hall are highly appreciated. The temple has many Chinese poems, verses and lyrics on signs. These add a touch of literature in addition to the religious and sightseeing value.

There are great decorative lamp fairs and temple activities on historical festivals. On each 1st and 15th day each month of lunar year, regular visitors will come to the temple for worship ceremony. The temple attracts many people. At normal times, there are domestic/foreign tourists visiting the temple. Longshan (lungshan) Temple is not only a temple, a sightseeing attraction, but also a second-degree historical site. There are traditional streets/shops, antique shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops surrounding the temple. These places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art.

Travel

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.) 

Tel+886-2-2302-5162
AddressNo. 211, Guangzhou St., Wanhua District, Taipei Citygoogle map click open new windows
Longitude/Latitude  (121.4999282,25.0368031)
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Transportation

1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Taipei Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2B → Minzu W. Rd. → Expressway → Guilin Rd. → Sec. 1, Xiyuan Rd. → Guangzhou St.

2. Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Zhonghe Interchange → County Hwy 106A → Township Road Bei-91 → County Hwy 114 → Guangfu Bridge → Sec. 2 to 1, Xiyuan Rd. → Guangzhou St.

Public

1. Take the THSR to Taipei Station, continue by MRT to Longshan Temple Station.

2. Take the train to Wanhua Station.


 
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Last Update:2013-11-01 14:52:16