Xingtian Temple This very busy temple is devoted to Guan, a famous deified general who lived (A. D. 162-219) during the Three Kingdoms period. A man, who valued loyalty and righteousness above all things, Guangong is worshipped as the God of War; since he was adept at managing finances, he is also worshipped as the patron saint of businessmen. This is young temple, built in 1967, with a simple and dignified appearance. In front of the hall is a censer with a somewhat unusual design, its two handles in the shape of flying dragons and its four sides adorned with dragons’ heads stretching toward the sky. The courtyard of the temple is usually busy, with crowds of worshippers bowing their heads or kneeling in devotion. On the main altar you will see offerings of only fresh flowers and tea, since the temple forbids the killing of offering of animals. The temple also discourages the burning of ritual paper money as an offering to the deities and the spirits of the deceased, the staging of operas for the gods, the presenting of gold medallions in gratitude to the deities, and the like. The temple supplies free candles, and there is no donation box-a first for traditional religion in Taiwan! Many believers feel that this is a very efficacious temple, and it is frequently thronged with people praying for help and seeking divine guidance by consulting oracle blocks. Even the pedestrian underpass outside the temple is filled with fortune-tellers and vendors who take commercial advantage of the temple's popularity. Taipei City Related sites National ParkYangmingshan National ParkSceneryTaipei Flora Expo ParkTaipei ArenaDaan ParkTaipei ZooTaipei Botanical GardenPresidential Office BuildingMaokong GondolaGuandu Nature ParkThe Blue HighwayTaipei 101Jianguo Holiday Flower Market / Jade MarketMiramar Entertainment Park Ferris WheelZhishan Cultural and Ecological GardenNight Market/SnackWufenpu Garment Wholesale AreaShilin Night MarketHuaxi Street Night MarketRaohe Street Tourist Night MarketGuanghua Market-Consumer ElectronicsDihua Street--Lunar New Year Shopping AreaHot SpringXinbeitou Hot SpringsMuseum/Gallery/MemoryNational Taiwan Science Education CenterTaiwan Handicraft Promotion CenterTaipei Story HousePuppetry Art Center of TaipeiTaipei Water ParkDiscovery Center of TaipeiBeitou MuseumTaipei Martyrs' ShrineMuseum of Contemporary Art, TaipeiNational Palace MuseumSung Ye Museum of Formosan AboriginesNational Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center (National Theater & National Concert Hall)National Museum of HistoryChiang Kai-shek Memorial HallNational Taiwan MuseumSun Yat-sen Memorial Hall228 Memorial Peace ParkNational Taiwan Arts Education CenterTaipei Astronomical MuseumTaipei Fine Art MuseumHeritage/TempleLin An-Tai Historical House & MuseumLongshan TempleBopiliao Old StreetSongshan Cultural and Creative ParkYangming HouseGuandu TempleThe Red HouseQingshan TempleTaipei Qingshui TempleSongshan Ciyou TempleXingtian TempleTaipei Confucius TempleShilin Official ResidenceXiahai City God TempleDalongdong Bao'an TempleZhinan TempleFarmsMaokong Tea GardenBeaches/IslandsDadaocheng WharfTourism TownBeitou District, Taipei City: Small Town EleganceXinyi District, Taipei City: Fashion Central Recommendation 7 Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-2-2503-1831Address：No. 109, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei CityLongitude/Latitude：121.533427/25.062667Web：http://www.ht.org.tw/htk_eng/index.htmlTransportation：Nat'l Hwy 1 → Yuanshan Interchange → Jianguo N. Rd. Sec. 3 → Minquan E. Rd. Sec. 2Public：Take the THSR or TRA to Taipei Station, transfer to the MRT to Xingtian Temple Station.