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Hsing Tian Kong

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Address: No.109 Er Section, Minquan East Road, Taipei, Taiwan
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We came to visit on a prayer day, so it was very busy. But, it was extremely beautiful. And even with all of the people you could feel the serenity of the Temple.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan L
Redford, Michigan
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Lexington, Kentucky
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998 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is one of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. You easily get caught up in the sights and smells of the place, and you can truly feel the spirituality of the place.

1 Thank HI_McDunnough
Taipei, Taiwan
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265 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Taoist temple devoted to Military hero/ Deity General Guan Yu (160-220, AD). It is one of the most worshipped temple in Taiwan. It also is one of the most beautiful temple in Taiwan. The temple reveals the beautiful mixture of the traditional Chinese architecture, sculptures, and art. To improve air quality and to better protect the environment,... More 

1 Thank liucy752
Redford, Michigan
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to visit on a prayer day, so it was very busy. But, it was extremely beautiful. And even with all of the people you could feel the serenity of the Temple.

1 Thank Susan L
Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Amidst the buildings all around, you will feel very serene in this temple. The temple does not have joss sticks nor burning incense, to prevent pollution.

1 Thank Neil T
Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Got here early in the morning on a taxi ride from Ximending (which cost a little less TWD 500). The staircase leading up to the temple is quite high, so it might be a challenge to those who are elderly and with grave medical condition. I went up on the right side the main temple opening will be on your... More 

2 Thank NinoLeeZhongPing
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

In the middle of a bustling city but inside has a very zen feel that makes you forget that you are in a city. Weekends are busier but weekdays should be ok

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were staying just a few blocks from the temple so we saw it when looking for dining options a lot. Very nice manicured hedges around the temple. Benches outside are for public transit riders. Very intricately carved coulumns with dragons. When I got there the last day of our time in this area of Taipei, it was filled and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a historical temple in Taiwan, lots of locals go there for New Year blessings and whenever they find they need guidance from above. People are used to visitors and you can comfortably browse by yourself or ask questions to get assistance. There are lots of friendly volunteers so it is not a problem if you don't speak Mandarin.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Architecturally it is very beautiful. As to what its functioning is, is rather confusing to visitors. What you observe are long lines of people waiting to receive some form of blessing from temple staff, or others reading in what looks to be a reading room. It is a temple, dedicated to the patron saint of business, which may account for... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a more recent example of a temple, created in the late 1960’s. The temple is devoted to the God of businessmen – which did not seem terribly Eastern as a concept but the term is loosely used. The original devotee was Guan Yu who was a famous general during the 3 kingdom period which was somewhere around 200AD.... More 

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