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Paoan Temple

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Address: No.61 Hami Street, Taipei 103, Taiwan
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+886 2 2595 1676

dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine

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This temple is always very busy in the evening for business people. The deity that is venerated at this temple is one of the main ones for business people. The priestesses that... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Chris S
Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This temple is always very busy in the evening for business people. The deity that is venerated at this temple is one of the main ones for business people. The priestesses that reside here give free blessings to people. This is a very friendly place. Read about the temples patron deity before going in so you can appreciate the temple... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

As a frequest temple goer, i think this is the best in town. the art and drawings, curver and the woods are abosulutely amazing. this temple is not too crowded, you can find real peace in this area. confucious's temple is also nearby, and the wall written with 萬仞宮牆 is really cool. by the way there are many tasty street... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Beautifully ornate and quiet. This temple is way less popular than Longshan temple and therefore you can really appreciate the serenity of the place and take time to soak in all of the detail of the architecture. And added plus is your photos will be of the temple itself versus a photo of other people taking photos. Visit both temples... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Unlike other Buddhist Temples, this temple worships an ancient scholar Tao Wu in the North Song Dynasty era (960-1127 AD) who devoted his life for saving people through medicine. Local people now come pray in front of his statue for health. The temple is also a place to pay tribune to the an ancient legend Shen Neng (before 2070 BC)... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

You can combine this temple with the Confucius Temple since they are opposite each other. Forget the hyped up Longshan Temple and head here for a more serene and quiet temple experience along with beautiful architecture and decorations.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

From Shilin MRT , we took a taxi about 5-10 min. It was raining but what we saw was a beautiful temple, colorful and amazing wood work. much leass crowded than other temple, we can enjoy and admire architecture in a peaceful environment. Worth a visit. It is a Unesco heritage recipient place in Taiwan. Highly recommend. especially if you... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful temple, it wasn't as crowded as other temples.the wood work, colors and all the. Beautiful objects here are amazing and mesmerizing.very peaceful place to sit and meditate if you want

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Bao-An Temple is good for those who want to immerse himself in the atmosphere of a tranquil and exquisite temple. It is, however, a must for those who love either art, architecture, history, or religion. Being local for a long time, I only made my first visit to this temple on November 19, 2016, accompanying two friends from abroad. I... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

This temple is charming, nested in a courtyard with sumptuous typical decorations! Almost empty (apart from the monks) so you can truly relax in this temple!

Thank Guilljea
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This Taoist temple is at least as beautiful as Longshan temple but it is smaller, by far less crowed, less touristic and really peaceful. I would say that it was the most beautiful temple we visited in Taipei. Its architecture, carvings and decoration are impressive and not to be missed. Would recommend combining the visit of Bao An temple with... More 

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