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“Take a Little Time at this Temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple
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US$51.99*
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Taipei Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner
Ranked #2 of 546 things to do in Taipei
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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."
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Take a Little Time at this Temple”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Longshan Temple is a metro stop on the blue line, so the Temple is easy enough to find. It’s also a fascinating place at which to watch the constant flow of people who come to pray to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy - Kuan-in or to the many Taoist gods in the various shrines. They bring offerings (as diverse as Oreo cookies, fruit, and handmade flower decorations), as well as light incense and candles. When we were there, on the outside, we could see big float-like horses, in honor of the Year of the Horse, and there were other animal figures and brightly-lit lanterns, giving the place a bit of an amusement park look. That did not, however, take away from the seriousness displayed by the believers.

Visited March 2014
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Wollongong, Australia
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“Huge”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is a temple! Even on a Thursday there were lots of people there either praying or just soaking in the ambience. Lungshan is very accessible and close to markets and transport.

Visited April 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“Pay attention to the detail”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

"Dragon Mountain Temple" is very easy to get to by mrt. You can watch the locals making their offerings and praying to their Gods.

Visited May 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Colorful and interesting!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I was quite fond of this temple, as we stumbled upon it by accident. It was moderately packed, but it was full of locals and people going about their daily activities. The architecture was quite intricate, and we wished we could understand the characters that were exquisitely inscribed on every wall! It was also very clean, and it was great that they had a clinic and an emergency defibrillator on standby. Overall, a must see.

Visited April 2014
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“300yrs old temple~”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Worth for a visit.

A really old temple, with most of the god that Chinese pray for, there is introduction on each god so you know what their roles. There is some flower baskets in front of them, you know some of them really make people wish comes true :)

Visited April 2014
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