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Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple)

No.115 Wanshu Road, Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2939 9922
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God of sexual Prowess

Lu Dongbin , the Taoist god of sexual prowess resides here. There is also a Jade Emperor and a... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Jayesh Chandra ... P
Amazing temple with a spectacular view of the city.

We did not see many foreigners at the temple. It probably attracts more Chinese and Taiwanese... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Denton, Texas
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No.115 Wanshu Road, Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2939 9922
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Lu Dongbin , the Taoist god of sexual prowess resides here. There is also a Jade Emperor and a black Buddha. Those who are strong can walk the 1300 steps right up to the Temple from the Bus Stand below. Or take the Gandola to...More

Thank Jayesh Chandra ... P
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We did not see many foreigners at the temple. It probably attracts more Chinese and Taiwanese visitors. There is a docent that will give you a general tour in English if you want to learn more. On that tour, they will take you to your...More

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This age-old temple's name "Chih Nan" in Chinese means "pointing to the south" which indicates the deity there could provide you "guidance" when you lost your way in life and needs someone higher up there to point you the way. So visit the temple and...More

Thank Pineconefish_Yan
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Besides the beautiful interior of the temple and the amazing views, we were lucky to witness the peacock dance performed by 5-6 skilled dancers who, to the sounds of music performed a remarkable dance mimicking the peacock. The costumes, the choreography the music and the...More

1  Thank Amnon F
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Set in the hillside it is a beautiful temple. Very photographic best views from the walkway across to the lower temple. Easy to get to from the Gondola.There is another way up but there are lots of steps.Very peaceful and well looked after.

Thank 918teresah
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Is quite tiring climbing the stairs as the temple had many stairs especially under the hot Sun but is worth trying cos we still can see the nice scenery.

1  Thank Alvin N
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a lovely temple, located on the Maokong mountain. The temple is easily accessible using the Gondola cable car. The temple offers a great view of the area and lovely interiors to match.

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Very nice temple, with a great view on Taipei. You can visit it see the inside of the temple. There are quite few locals trying to sell things here and they are nice (they told me to go to see the waterfall behind, and it...More

1  Thank Alexis F
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Beautiful temple, located in the mountain near Taipei. It offers a great view to the city and Taipei 101. Definitely worth the visit.

1  Thank IZhelev
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A good idea to jump off the gondola for a short visit of these temples (there are at least 3 large ones). The temples themselves are nicely maintained, flashing with golden buddhas, and the view over Taipei from the terraces is nice for pictures.

2  Thank JMGeneva
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