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Paoan Temple

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Address: No.61 Hami Street, Taipei 103, Taiwan
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+886 2 2595 1676

dedicated to Paosheng Tati, the God of Medicine

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You can combine this temple with the Confucius Temple since they are opposite each other. Forget the hyped up Longshan Temple and head here for a more serene and quiet temple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

You can combine this temple with the Confucius Temple since they are opposite each other. Forget the hyped up Longshan Temple and head here for a more serene and quiet temple experience along with beautiful architecture and decorations.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

From Shilin MRT , we took a taxi about 5-10 min. It was raining but what we saw was a beautiful temple, colorful and amazing wood work. much leass crowded than other temple, we can enjoy and admire architecture in a peaceful environment. Worth a visit. It is a Unesco heritage recipient place in Taiwan. Highly recommend. especially if you... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful temple, it wasn't as crowded as other temples.the wood work, colors and all the. Beautiful objects here are amazing and mesmerizing.very peaceful place to sit and meditate if you want

Thank Taffoolie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Bao-An Temple is good for those who want to immerse himself in the atmosphere of a tranquil and exquisite temple. It is, however, a must for those who love either art, architecture, history, or religion. Being local for a long time, I only made my first visit to this temple on November 19, 2016, accompanying two friends from abroad. I... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This temple is charming, nested in a courtyard with sumptuous typical decorations! Almost empty (apart from the monks) so you can truly relax in this temple!

Thank Guilljea
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This Taoist temple is at least as beautiful as Longshan temple but it is smaller, by far less crowed, less touristic and really peaceful. I would say that it was the most beautiful temple we visited in Taipei. Its architecture, carvings and decoration are impressive and not to be missed. Would recommend combining the visit of Bao An temple with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I would put the Bo'An Temple near the top of my must-see places in Taipei. It is magnificent with a variety of amazing architectural details, carvings, statues, shrines, etc. Grab some incense sticks (drop a small token donation in the bucket) and send your wishes and desires up on incensed smoke to the gods.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

But it is worth a visit. In front of the temple across the street you'll find the temple park and lot of local elderly enjoying their day.

Thank Lara K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Known locally as the Baoan Temple, this is a must see if you're coming to Taipei. Even if you are not that bothered about temples, religion or Buddhism, this will surely knock your socks off. Every temple is packed with intricate carvings, statues, details; it's all just eye popping. For me, this is Taipei's Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

A small and beautiful temple. Quiet and peaceful atmosphere. When I visit no other people. Well worth a visit!

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