Asia

Longshan Temple in Taiwan

Long Shan Temple or 台北 龍
Office Hours: 07: 00-22: 00
Phone Number: (886) 2-2302-5162
Website: http://www.lungshan.org.tw

Lungshan Temple of Manka or Longshan Temple ((龍山寺) is a Chinese folk religious temple in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. The temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian during Qing rule in honor of Guanyin. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers.

At present, it is called the “head town” (萬 華), which marks the beginning of the prosperity of Taipei City. The Longshan Temple was built in 1738, which corresponds to the reign of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Yongyan (清 乾隆) and was completed in 1740. Over the past 260 years, the temple has been restored many times. Both from the damage from natural disasters and the war. But still retain the ancient art that can be viewed from many architectural points.

During the Second World War, the temple was abandoned and the temple was demolished, but the “Bodhisattva Guanyin” inside was not damaged. The more people pay respect to each other pay more attention to the “Guan Yin Bodhisattva” is the main principle. The back of the temple also has dozens of gods, dozens more. It is said that the temple is one of the most famous in Taiwan.

How to get there:

  • Bus Travel: 0 西, 1,38,49,231,233,234,264,265,310,628,701,702,703,705
  • Travel by MRT: Take the MRT Blue Line at Long Shan Temple Station.
  • By Train: Take the train at Wan Hua Station and then walk up north for about 8 minutes.

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