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Zhinan Temple Zhinan Temple is located at the foot of Zhishan Mountain in Taipei's Wenshan District. Built in 1890, the temple is dedicated to the Daoist immortal Lu Tung-pin, better known as "Xiangong" or "Luzu." A scholar of the Tang period, Lu loved poetry and books. He successfully passed the provincial level imperial examination and became a county magistrate. Many mysterious and noble deeds were attributed to Lu, making him one of the best known and most-loved of the Daoist immortals in Taiwan.
Xingtian Temple Xingtian Temple is the most-visited temple in northern Taiwan, attracting upwards of 10,000 people a day. Situated in the heart of Taipei, the temple is unique in that it does not allow worshippers to burn "spirit money" or make offerings.There are also no donation boxes or opera performances, and no commercial activity is allowed.
Puji Temple Situated on Wenquan Road in Beitou District, Puji Temple is one of the few surviving Japanese-era Buddhist temples in Taiwan. It was built in 1905 with donations from railway workers and was known as Tesshin-in. In 1998, the temple was designated as an official historic site. The Japanese aesthetics of the temple are evident in the tranquil simplicity and sober design. The Japanese-style worship ceremony is continued to this day at the temple.
Longshan Temple The Longshan Temple houses hundred of statues of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian deities. The temple mixes traditional Chinese siheyuan ("four-building courtyard") with palace architecture in its design. The figures are decorated with porcelain, clay, and shards of colored glass. They represent the pinnacle of mosaic art in Taiwan. The temple has been declared a Secondary National Heritage Site.
Tianhou Temple Taipei's Tianhou Temple, is also known as "Ximending Mazu Temple" since the principle deity here is Mazu. It is one of the three major temples in Taiwan from Qing period along with Manka Longshan Temple and Manka Zushih Temple. It is also the only temple in Taiwan where the deity Hongfa Dashi. The god is also widely worshipped by Japanese Buddhists as "Kouhou Dashi," so the temple attracts many Japanese tourists.
Guandu Temple Guandu Temple is the oldest Mazu temple in northern Taiwan. Many historic stories were carved into the walls, pillars, and stone lions. A special ceremony of the Guandu Temple is on March 23rd of the lunar calendar every year. The Lantern Festival and Chongyuan Pu Tu. "For hundry ghosts," are both big ceremonies to attract tourists for worship.
Wenchang Temple During the Qing period, the people of Dalongdong worshipped Wenchang Dijun (the God of Literature) at Baoan Temple. The temple also became a place of learning with the establishment of the Shuren Academy. Planned by a local official named Chen Wei-ying, the academy elevated the cultural and educational standing of the area and fostered many persons of talent over the years.
Huiji Temple at Zhishanyan When immigrants came to Taipei from Quanzhou in Fujian, China, they brought their patron saint "Kaizhang Sheng Wang." The statue of the god was brought to Taipei about 200 years ago by Huang Chengqing. It is said that when the god was taken to Zhishan, miraculous events occurred. Huiji Temple was built in dedication to the god at Zishanyan in 1752. Later, when Guanyin was worshiped here as well, the temple was also known as Zhishanyan Temple. At the temple is an ink brush stand that is said to confer divine blessing to all who touch it. Many parents bring their children here to touch the stand, hoping it will help them pass their school examinations.
Baoan Temple The Baoan Temple in Dalongtong is a temple devoted to the worshipping of Baosheng Dadi "Great Emperor Protecting Life". Built by immigrants from Tongan, Fujian, the name "Baoan" also means "Blessed Tongan". After numerous renovations, the temple now has three wings and has been declared a Secondary National Heritage Site.