Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
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  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must!
    If your only going to go to one temple, then let it be this one. Had I not known that it had received the Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for both restoration and revival of temple rites and festivities, I may not have bothered but glad I did. It is right by the Confucius Temple so you can do both together. There appears to be two parts to Baoan Temple. One is the main temple part and the other looks like a garden that is currently closed November, 2023. Looks like more restoration as I walked past. The highlight is the main temple which is open and at the back. Small but active. It doesn't look like a grand or striking temple as you approach it but go closer and look at the details and colours and you will see why this is a must visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Quang Kiet Le
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the opposite garden
    The temple was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ones we had ever visited in Taipei. The colors, the vibe, the exterior and interior, all of them made it be unique and worth to spend time for walking around and feeling the fresh air. The opposite garden must not be missed.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 December 2023
  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large and Impressive
    This place is huge with a number of different buildings and various altars. All of the structures have detailed, artistic woodwork and there is a lot of variety. The temple is also very active as a lot of people were praying and burning incense when we were there. We saw this and the nearby Confucius temple that is less than a block away. The two temples are quite different and we were glad that we went to both.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2024
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This place is huge with a number of different buildings and various altars. All of the structures have detailed, artistic woodwork and there is a lot of variety. The temple is also very active as a lot of people were praying and burning incense when we were there.

We saw this and the nearby Confucius temple that is less than a block away. The two temples are quite different and we were glad that we went to both.
Written 16 March 2024
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Quang Kiet Le
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The temple was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ones we had ever visited in Taipei. The colors, the vibe, the exterior and interior, all of them made it be unique and worth to spend time for walking around and feeling the fresh air. The opposite garden must not be missed.
Written 3 December 2023
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Abovetheclouds
2,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
If your only going to go to one temple, then let it be this one. Had I not known that it had received the Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for both restoration and revival of temple rites and festivities, I may not have bothered but glad I did. It is right by the Confucius Temple so you can do both together. There appears to be two parts to Baoan Temple. One is the main temple part and the other looks like a garden that is currently closed November, 2023. Looks like more restoration as I walked past. The highlight is the main temple which is open and at the back. Small but active. It doesn't look like a grand or striking temple as you approach it but go closer and look at the details and colours and you will see why this is a must visit.
Written 6 November 2023
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Manningjen
Columbia, MD663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Right across from the Confucius Temple so you can visit them together. free admission. These are both working temples so please be respectful in your dress; don’t yell; don’t take close up photos of worshippers
Written 1 October 2023
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CJL
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
This is a great place for worship and I love the beautiful architecture! It isn't too crowded if you visit on a weekday.
Written 4 July 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Ground was broken for the Taipei Bao An Temple in 1804. The temple was intended to protect the clans from Tonglan in the mainland Chinese province of Fujian, in the neighbourhood of Xiamen. The temple is described as being Taiwanese folk religion; it has been classified as being culturally significant by UNESCO. The temple flourished in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) and then went into a decline, before recovering. It is opposite the Confucian Temple. The Bao An Temple has much to offer visitors, it is a reminder of the origins in China of many inhabitants of Taiwan.
Written 13 November 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We visited this temple after visiting the Confucious temple nearby. The temple looks old with intricate carvings and ornaments on the roof. Many people prayed here and it was fairly smoky due to the many burning joss sticks.
Written 23 October 2020
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Near by the Taipei Confucius temple. But Bao An temple is much older. It was established by immigrants from Chuan-Chou (泉州), Mainland China in 1742, to worship the Baosheng Emperor (保生大帝) - a Chinese God of medicine.

With its meticulously built construction and stunning decoration, the temple itself is a masterpiece of art. Another highlight is the wall paintings of the Main Hall. There are 7 murals on the walls of the Main Hall, showing Chinese historical events and tales. They are works of Master Pan Li-Shui (潘麗水), a legendary artist in Taiwan.

This temple is a must for art lovers and history buffs.
Written 3 October 2020
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Aleong1256
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great Architecture and interesting place to visit. Wanted to go to the confuscious Temple but Grab driver let us alight at the cross junction of the street instead. Great recommendation by him.
Written 29 February 2020
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Linda W
Brisbane, Australia334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a very busy temple. The smoke from all the joss sticks and paper offerings can be overwhelming. Be sure to check out all the figures on the roof.
Written 15 February 2020
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