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Paoan Temple

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

dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Taffoolie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank IndyES
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I would put the Bo'An Temple near the top of my must-see places in Taipei. It is magnificent with a variety of amazing architectural details, carvings, statues, shrines, etc. Grab some incense sticks (drop a small token donation in the bucket) and send your wishes and desires up on incensed smoke to the gods.

Thank RickP_20625
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

But it is worth a visit. In front of the temple across the street you'll find the temple park and lot of local elderly enjoying their day.

Thank Lara K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Known locally as the Baoan Temple, this is a must see if you're coming to Taipei. Even if you are not that bothered about temples, religion or Buddhism, this will surely knock your socks off. Every temple is packed with intricate carvings, statues, details; it's all just eye popping. For me, this is Taipei's Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A small and beautiful temple. Quiet and peaceful atmosphere. When I visit no other people. Well worth a visit!

Thank Livontop
Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Longshan Temple may be more famous and attract more tourists, I personally feel that Paoan (Baoan) Temple is a better experience primarily due the peacefulness. Located within a 10 minute walk from the Yuanshan MTR Station off of the red line, this temple is beautifully restored and inducted into the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. It's not... More 

Thank Yohan L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A very nice small temple to visit to get the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of religion and see the offerings made to the Gods.

Thank ML-DK-21

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