Taipei Xiahai City God Temple

Taipei Xiahai City God Temple

Taipei Xiahai City God Temple
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I visited mid afternoon and this temple was packed with people, despite the temple not being that big or even as magnificent as some of the bigger temples in the city. The temple houses two important gods. Chenghuangshen or City God is thought to protect the city walls. There’s no wall anymore and people still come to give thanks for protecting Taipei. The other popular god is Yue Lao, the Chinese God of Marriage.
Written 6 May 2024
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Robert B
Hong Kong, China439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This charming little temple is much the same as it was in the 19th Century (built in 1859). Though it is home to the City God, 600 other spiritual figurines also are found here, giving it the highest statue density in Taipei. Another resident is the Old Man Under the Moon, who is the Chinese Cupid, so single folk looking for love also come here to pray. This temple is the spiritual center of the community and has a lot of things happening around Chinese New Year. It is also located on Dahua Street (reviewed separately), which is full of wonderful shops, old and new.
Written 31 October 2019
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Eva
Kaohsiung, Taiwan14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This place is well-known for the efficacious God of Matchmaker. So my friend and I decided to pay it a visit. Since it is our first time there, we have little idea on how to worship all the Gods. But, there's a lovely instruction in three different languages on the wall to help visitors having better understanding of the whole process. And even if you do not quite understand it, the staffs are always there to help, which is also nice for oversea visitors.

The blessed tea is sweet and will the fragrance of red date and Goji berries. It is very relaxing and calming to have a cup of the tea.
Written 27 March 2018
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Rowena_asxyl
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
It is famous temple pray for finding your soul mate and have a good marriage. I heard that the Yue Lao (god of marriage) only guide you to the right one and end the wrong relationship. I was quite surprised to find that there are people who worked in temple teach you how to pray step by step with different languages, including Japanese and Korean. A lot of young ladies and gentlemen were there to pray.
Written 18 April 2016
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Ooi Hong K
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The temple may be small but it is a very important temple to the locals. When we dropped by, it was the fifteenth on the lunar calendar and the temple was teeming with temple goers. The temple also offered free blessed tea (wolfberries & red dates) for visitors on one side. Best time to visit is probably during May 13th (lunar calendar) which is the City God's Birthday.
Written 19 November 2019
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TravelbugVietnam
Vietnam1,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
If you are wandering down Dihua Street, you cannot miss the City God Temple. It was built in 1859 and maintained by a single family to the present day. It houses over 600 dieties. It has become known as the temple for matchmaking and love. Visitors hoping to find love or just maintain a happy marriage, pray at this Taoist temple. Couples who have recently got engaged or married will often leave offerings of cookies. Make sure you see inside both rooms as the 1000 golden Buddhas is most interesting. I found a staff member who spoke good English and she was able to answer all my questions. It is always crowded, but don't let this stop you from entering.
Written 21 May 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,387 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Xiahai, HsaiHai or City God Temple is just on the corner of Dihua Street where Yongle Market is located. The century old temple is dedicated to the City God, and his wife the Chinese Cupid, who is well known for finding a good marriage for people. It is crowded as people flock here hoping that Cupid will point them in the correct direction when searching for a suitable partner.
Written 25 May 2017
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TravelLover911
Taipei225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
If you are single, you could go to this temple to beg for a good marriage.
If you are married to a partner who has an affair, you might go to this temple to cut his or her bad relationship with an extramarital partner.

I do not know if it's really true, since one of my cousins went there and her relationship was broken. Maybe the guy whom she was having a relationship was not that good, so the gods decided to cut it off for her.

Now, she is happily married with two kids.
Written 31 August 2015
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NguyenDatAn
Taipei, Taiwan24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
I came by this temple unintentionally as I was visiting Dihua Street. And wow, it is amazing.

This is the temple of the town god (in the old time). You can read the story of the gods here IN ENGLISH. Even it is small, the atmosphere was great at the time i came. The gods here can bless you happiness and luck in finding (and maintaining?) a marriages.
Written 21 December 2013
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CYL L
New York City, NY55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
2 for 1 visit: this small temple is targeted towards people looking for a Love, blessing or matchmaking luck. It’s a small temple, but very interesting inside, and full of local flavor. The best part is that it’s on the dihua Street, which is the oldest Street in Taipei, and once you walk down, you can see all the traditional markets and shops such as herb shops, tea shops, pottery, and traditional items like bamboo cutlery and baskets. There are a ton of tourists here, but it has never lost its local charm and flavor. There are also upcoming signs of gentrification and coolness, as there is a lot of indie coffee, shops, clothing boutiques, vintage shops, and even Le Labo perfumery has chosen to open up a shop here. Signs that it is more than up and coming.

Visit to this temple will yield an incredible walk on dihua street with street vendors, selling food snacks, and closed off to cars on the weekends so that you can freely walk .
Written 6 April 2024
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