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Address: No.109 Er Section, Minquan East Road, Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei City Highlights Tour with Shopping, Dinner, and Chinese Opera Show
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Temple of Guan Yu in Taipei

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

You will obtain a special card at free of charge after praying, which will lead you a happiness and fortune.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

One more temple in Taipei! The Taoist temples in Taipei have multiple idols each representing a different God. Very similar to Hindu temples. So, if you do not know the relevance of a particular idol, they will all appear the same. However, unlike Hindu temples and Gods that have a deeper religious / spiritual significance, Taoist Gods and idols are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The temple is beautiful and has been very busy each of the three times I have gone. It was more open than other temples and there are many helpful people around. You can feel the meaning it has for those that go.

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