Longshan Temple
Longshan Temple
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Many festivals and celebrations are held in Lungshan, often called "meeting place of the gods" for the wealth of deities worshipped here. Lungshan means "Dragon Mountain."
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Neighbourhood: Wanhua District
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  • Longshan Temple • 3 min walk
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  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, California4,574 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colorful
    Normally, this wouldn't be a place of interest for me but this time around I was taking a group from our cruise ship for a tour of Taipei and this is definitely one location that interested foreigners. I was surprised at how many people were inside this temple when we were there. They were all chanting and praying together as a group. The buildings were colorful.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • MelissaL0715
    Tampa, Florida917 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temple in Taipei
    We visited Taiwan for the first time last week and visited the Longshan temple. We did not realize it was a holiday weekend when we visited, so the temple was very busy. However, it was clear to say that it was a beautiful temple with a lot to offer visitors. We especially enjoyed the timing of the bells at the top of the hour and the hand carved wood work.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ornate Buddhist temple
    It's free to visit and highlights gorgeous ornate architecture but be forewarned that on a weekend, it can get very busy. Buddhists scholars were studying on the grounds and people came to pray and leave offerings. Worth seeing but not a must see if you are limited on time. Easy walk from the MRT.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend. A lovely active temple.
    This is such a beautiful active temple. I have seen many temples on my travels. I would highly recommend going. I went early hoping to avoid the crowds but it was already really busy. Beautiful. Nice to watch the locals observing prayers. The design and intricate details of the temple were stunning. Surprisingly, they were not strict with covering up or having shoulders exposed. Highly recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 October 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom3,599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place to soak up Taiwan’s rich tradition.
    This is the oldest temple in Taipei first established in 1738 and is constantly busy with a continuous flow of worshippers. It is fascinating simply to stand and observe the acts of devotion for good luck although it is important to be respectful. There are free brochures in the reception area which explain some history and point out some of the highlights in the temple.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Yonah
    Seattle, Washington63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and lively view of temple and people
    This temple was beautiful in both garden and decoration. The atmosphere was lively and peaceful. Amazing to visit. They had a waterfall and koi pond too. The prayer service was welcoming and rhythmic, and the system for buying charms was very accessible. Full of both tourists and locals.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • John Su
    Gaithersburg, Maryland79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool and Chill
    Very cool. I recommend taking a free walking tour. The guide does a pretty good job explaining the Temple. Google Free walking tour Longshan Temple, you will find it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 December 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,858 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Religious place of worship
    This is a religious place of worship covering several deities. Centers on Buddhism , although it is said to cover Taoism as well . Look at the leaflets. Covers any wish that you wish to happen. Reminder is that you cannot have your photo taken with the Gods they revere. The fountain near the entrance is a sight to see.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
  • Kenji K
    Kumamoto, Japan2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Elegant Temple for Photography Lovers
    I went there as early as 7 to see the temple for my travel photography project because I heard the temple is usually very busy in the morning. Yes, the temple opens as early as 6 AM. By the time I got there there were already many people praying. The gift shop Inside the temple doesn't open until 8 AM. The staff at the gift shop speak really good English. They helped me pick this glaze bead. It's a symbol of peace and good fortune. I can't give it to my gf when I return to Japan.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 February 2024
  • Michael K
    London, United Kingdom539 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Confusing, culturally different to what I am used to
    Longshan Temple is the oldest and most important temple in Taipei. Apparently, the President and the Mayor had been there earlier on the day we went - New Year's Day. The temple was founded in 1738 by immigrants from China and rebuilt several times. The decoration is fascinating, but it was so crowded we couldn’t really appreciate it. NYD is a busy day in temples and we were pressed by a milling crowd. You’d think this was Buddhist, but there is a lot of syncretism here with Chinese folk religion and ancestor worship. For instance, I didn’t think that Buddhism had numerous deities; I didn’t even think the Buddha was a god. Fruit and sweets are offered to the deities and the temple shop does a roaring trade in religious souvenirs. Apparently people pray to different gods for different purposes; family, passing an exam etc. On NYD they go from here to buy lottery tickets, believing it to be a lucky day (they haven’t thought that through). It seems to be a blend of ancestor worship and superstition, not the mindfulness Buddhism I read of in Thich Nhat Hanh.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 March 2024
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cristoph2010
Toronto1,325 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
This is one of the quick pitstops in our tour. There were lots of locals and tourists checking out the temple. An interesting thing is the divination stick and dual crescent moon objects that people threw to get answers to their prayers. There seems to be several deities that people are offering their prayers to.
Written 22 June 2024
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Melissa B
Saint Louis, MO1,227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
One of the most beautiful religious sites we’ve seen on our trip in Asia. Many people here were genuinely visiting in order to pray and give offerings, so it was really cool to observe that. There are informational pamphlets at the entrance (in many languages) so you can read about the various statues and prayer areas.
Written 20 June 2024
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand3,441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Lungshan Temple was very impressive. Nice architecture and ornate. This is a place to worship the Guanshiyin Budda and other divine spirits. The temple is relatively busy place, mixed with locals and tourists like myself.
Written 23 May 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
After visiting 2 other Buddhist Temples earlier, my first words when I saw it was, “Wow, wow, wow”! On the right side after the entrance are small man-made waterfalls. On the left side, is a pond with huge kois and fountain.

I admired the intricate carvings of the roofs and facades of the Temple. Surrounding it are more altars with statues of Buddhas. Noted three monks doing their chantings infront of one of the altars.

Small Gift Shop: It sells some necklaces, other jewelries, pendants, etc.
Written 7 May 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This stunning temple is considered one of the most sacred in Taipei. Like many temples in Chinese culture, it’s a mix of Buddhist and Chinese religions. The architecture is magnificent, especially the middle hall, leading up to the main hall with a golden statue of Buddha. There are also subsidiary temples dedicated to Chinese deities. I visited with the Like It Formosa walking tour and we were informed that the most popular of these are the God of Education, the God of Childbirth and the God of Marriage.
Written 2 May 2024
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
After visiting Taipei 101 we headed to the Longshan Temple. The weather was not so good, it was raining heavily but we enjoyed visiting the temple.
There were a lot of locals praying and it was a busy temple.
A must to visit to get to know the local culture!
Written 3 April 2024
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TJeinsteinwood
Deal, UK910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It's an absolutely beautiful building and so worth a visit.

Come on MRT blue line and exit to Longshan - you won't miss the temple!

It's stunning to see - lots of people attending to pray and visitors taking photos. Offerings are being made, along with a big queue of people buying offerings.

It's so worth a trip.
Written 31 March 2024
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AndyP1998
Wakefield, UK1,046 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the most impressive temples visited worldwide over the years. Visually wonderful. However your visit will be really enhanced if you obtain a guide to explain the religious significance of what you are seeing and what you are seeing people doing. We had a tour guide but I’m sure there were guides available on the day
Written 24 March 2024
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Yao H
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is the biggest of the three traditional Temples in the Wanhua district. Often very crowded with both people praying and also tourists visiting. Very elaborate and ornate Southern Chinese architecture. There is also a massive koi pond and water features near the entrance.

We visited just after the Lantern Festival, so there are still lots of paper lanterns in the courtyard and along the outside of the Temple, celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. Very festive, colourful, and vibrant
Written 17 March 2024
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Michael K
London, UK539 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Longshan Temple is the oldest and most important temple in Taipei. Apparently, the President and the Mayor had been there earlier on the day we went - New Year's Day. The temple was founded in 1738 by immigrants from China and rebuilt several times. The decoration is fascinating, but it was so crowded we couldn’t really appreciate it. NYD is a busy day in temples and we were pressed by a milling crowd. You’d think this was Buddhist, but there is a lot of syncretism here with Chinese folk religion and ancestor worship. For instance, I didn’t think that Buddhism had numerous deities; I didn’t even think the Buddha was a god. Fruit and sweets are offered to the deities and the temple shop does a roaring trade in religious souvenirs. Apparently people pray to different gods for different purposes; family, passing an exam etc. On NYD they go from here to buy lottery tickets, believing it to be a lucky day (they haven’t thought that through). It seems to be a blend of ancestor worship and superstition, not the mindfulness Buddhism I read of in Thich Nhat Hanh.
Written 9 March 2024
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