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Address: No.51 Chengdu Road, Taipei, Taiwan
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Phone Number: +886 2 2331 0421
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Morning Waking Tour: Discover the West District of Taipei
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Tianhou temple

An unassuming temple from the outside. Beautifully done inside. The koi pond was a nice touch. Inside hung thousand of red lanterns. Incense smells drifted throughout the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2016
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Carefree, Arizona
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

You almost hesitate to enter when you see it from the street, but this is the nicest temple I've visited. beautiful throughout altough unpretentious and discrete. Don't forget to climb all the floors, the place is full off surprises. Bonus: easy access and almost no visitors!

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Carefree, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

An unassuming temple from the outside. Beautifully done inside. The koi pond was a nice touch. Inside hung thousand of red lanterns. Incense smells drifted throughout the temple. If you visit, make sure to inspect the columns inside the temple. Each column is full of tiny Buddhas from floor to ceiling; impressive

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Saitama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This temple is much more than it looks from the street - I thought it was the usual store front local temple until I entered and saw that it expands into a courtyard and roof area between / at the back of the shops. It is a Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist temple mixed together which makes it fairly unusual and... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

In the middle of a busy shopping street this little temple is a nice surprise. It's cute, modest and busy with local passerbys that stop for their prayers. Worth a 15 minute visit if you're passing from there

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

PROS + Extremely clean + Well organized + Helpful & friendly temple caretakers Nothing to dislike. Definitely a must visit

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

It is a famous temple in Taipei. Taiwanese visiting there on every specil occasions. Variety of food is around the street and corner. The temple very inpressive and unique because it just slot in between the noisy shopping area.

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campogialli
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

In the middle of a noisy shopping area we found this little temple, very very intimate and impressive. A must to be seen

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

I am very fond of this little temple right in the middle of Ximen. It represents perfectly the Taiwanese philosophy of using temples in a functional way rather than as monuments. The fish tank, lcd screen and hundreds of small illuminated plastic gods form the kitchest mix ever.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

From street level, you don't see much, as this temple is sandwiched between two concrete buildings. As soon as you walk through the front gate, you are transported into a wonderland. The tile-work on the sculptures is lovely and the temple is absorbing. You can easily get lost in the details of the intricate architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

a tiny and impressively decorated temple hidden between shops across from the red theater. The entrance dragon columns and doors are impressive and the little dragon fountain is charming. Our tour book talked about a distinctive hemp smell inside but we didn't notice it. Takes about 15 mins to see it. FREE

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