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Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple)

No. 360 Zhixing Rd, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2858 1281
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Awesome, Even in the Rain

Used to the clean lines and understated decor of temples in Japan, I was struck by the incredible... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Timothy H
Centerville, UT
via mobile
Excellent, probably the nicest temple

IMHO this is the nicest temple in Taipei. Takes about an hour to get from downtown (red line, then... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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honoring the Goddess Matzu
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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No. 360 Zhixing Rd, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2858 1281
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Used to the clean lines and understated decor of temples in Japan, I was struck by the incredible ornateness and color of this folk temple in Taipei, dedicated to Mazu, the protector Goddess of fishermen. Even in a rainy day in June, we found the...More

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

IMHO this is the nicest temple in Taipei. Takes about an hour to get from downtown (red line, then you walk a bit) but the premises are beautiful. You can easily spend half a day here since there are many levels, gardens, temples, and the...More

Thank B A
Reviewed 15 May 2017

though it is a bit on the outskirts, we rode bicycles through an interior road with a local friend. It was quite a ride for 2-3 hours but worth it. Started raining in between and cooled us down.

Thank Yogesh K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Though it is far from Taipie but one can plan and visit and total activity from Taipie will be in Less than three hours.Take MRT up to Guandu and shuttle from outside stn to reach temple. Temple is beautiful with two caves and one cave...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

For me it's nicer than the more famous Longshan Temple. Very nice carvings and statues of various gods inside and a nice view from the top.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

My husband being a Buddhist , I have been to fairly many temples and this is one of the good ones I have visited so far. It's big and the details are magnificent. Beautiful is the only word I can describe 👍🏻

Thank natalya l
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have seen lots of Temples. This is one of the best and most interesting. Dedicated to gods particularly important for Taiwanese, it is vibrant and alive. We came across it when we hopped on a bus to see where it was going -- and...More

Thank DCKen84
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is the only temple we visited during our trip to Taipei. It's not one of the biggest temples but it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. There's a "tunnel" with statues of different Buddhist gods and at the end...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A large complex that contain a large number of shrines; each worth a visit. Its architecture is both unique and astounding. When visiting here, you need to make sure you also view the cave (which is actually a tunnel), that contains twenty-eight different devas, and...More

Thank FyingKiwi
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is one of the older modern temples. It is just like all the others except for the gorgeous hand carved pillars.

Thank Chris S
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