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Dalongdong Bao'an Temple

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Located at the confluence of the Tamsui and Keelung rivers, DaLong Cave (Longdong) developed very early. The center of worship here is Bao-an Temple, built in 1825. This is a large temple, and its construction was different; in addition, all of the wood and stone materials--and even the artisans--had to be brought over from mainland China. For these reason, the temple required a full quarter-century to complete.

This temple features the usual dragon pillars, and also a pair of stone lion that are not so usual. Normally, of the two lions (one male, one female) that guard a temple, the male has an open mouth and the female a closed mouth; here, however, both have open mouths. It is said that they are not lions at all but a "humane beast" and a "law beast," stationed there as an appeal to respect the law and carry out good government.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-2-2595-1676
Address:
No. 61, Hami St., Datong District, Taipei City
Longitude/Latitude:
121.51542/25.073159
Web:
Dalongdong Bao'an Temple Links
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 1 →Exit at Taipei Interchange → Sec. 3, Chongqing N. Rd. → Hami St.

Public:

Take the THSR or train to Taipei Station, transfer Taipei MRT to Yuanshan Station.

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