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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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Best of Taipei

Without a doubt, Baoan Temple was the highlight of my trip to Taiwan. Originally, the group I was with had only intended to visit the nearby Confucius temple, but since Paoan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a doubt, Baoan Temple was the highlight of my trip to Taiwan. Originally, the group I was with had only intended to visit the nearby Confucius temple, but since Paoan Temple was so close-by we decided to visit it as well. I'm glad we did! It's difficult to convey just how beautiful Baoan Temple is in words so I'll... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Temple is known for its fanciful woodwork and and spectular wooden dragons. The colors of the roofs were very interesting. This was a very serine, peaceful place. Not overly crowded. If you're in the area, it's worth going to if you haven't seen other Temples.

Thank ncjc2013
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A smaller temple with a lot of people visiting. It's very nice and beautifully designed so I'd say it's worth a visit if you're in the area. Be respectful of the people who's there to do pray and worship.

Thank Tintin L
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This temple is worth visiting just for its architecture and decoration but even more so because it is very peaceful and not crowded like the better known temples in Taipei. The major shrine area is surrounded by many smaller shrines that I understand are dedicated to minor local gods. I could find no English explanatory material so if you don't... More 

Thank LindsayMann
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was taken here this past weekend. I can't believe I haven't been to this temple before in Taipei. This is not over touristy. It was peaceful and reverent. It was intricate and beautiful. We arrived here at dusk, going on dark. The lanterns were lit and the lighting was on the Temple. Adherents were busy with their devotions and... More 

Thank sisterandersen
Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I visited this temple based on the Lonely Planet Guide's description and was really glad I did. If you go at 10 a.m., you may have the good fortune to be there for morning chants, which will go on for over a half hour (I did not stay to the end). Be sure to visit the Confucius temple across the... More 

Thank Bonnie497
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was an intere4sting temple and probably the best visited. Apart from the central temple there were numerous rooms around the perimeter all decorated differently and clearky used for worship and well as some for storage and vending. Worth a visit.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Having an architect for a daughter, we had to visit well-known UNESCO heritage sites. This temple was one of those and we could see why. The temple had intricate columns, colorful ceilings, beautiful walls and doors. The amount of work put in its construction was really impressive.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

A beautifully decorated temple that has within its compound, quite a significant number of shrines. If devotees are required to go to them all, it would take some time. It is clearly however, very popular with the locals. Scenically, it is very impressive, and very much well worth a visit.

Thank FyingKiwi
Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This temple is always very busy in the evening for business people. The deity that is venerated at this temple is one of the main ones for business people. The priestesses that reside here give free blessings to people. This is a very friendly place. Read about the temples patron deity before going in so you can appreciate the temple... More 

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