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“Taipei's most famous temple” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple
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US$51.99*
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Taipei Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner
Ranked #3 of 539 things to do in Taipei
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Many festivals and celebrations are held in Lungshan, often called "meeting place of the gods" for the wealth of deities worshipped here. Lungshan means "Dragon Mountain."
Manila
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“Taipei's most famous temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

It is definitely a must to drop by this tourist spot and take some pictures. The temple itself is beautiful, and you can really feel the deep reverence and strong religious devotion of the locals once you enter the place.

For those with asthma, breathing problems, or pregnant women - I would advise for you to proceed slowly inside and see if you can handle the amount of incense smoke. Some people who have sensitive noses might find the incense smoke too overpowering, but for Asians (esp. Chinese like me who are used to the smell) , it's normal.

We spent less than half an hour walking around and taking pics before heading over to the Snake Alley Night market (HuaSi Night Market). Just follow the street signs.

Visited March 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“A well known temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

This first trip of my wife to Taipei would not be complete without visiting this historical temple. There were so many devotees and tourist when we visited last March 23. Prayer books, hand-outs, catalogs and other related reading materials are being given for free. There is a store in the temple selling religious items at very reasonable price.

Visited March 2012
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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“Remarkable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012 via mobile

What a wonderful experience - a magnificent and humbling opportunity to see people worshipping in a fascinating setting. Astonishing building, incredibly ornate and very atmospheric. A must see. MRT very close.

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“Great View into Taiwanese Culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

There are several temples within Taipei, but Long Shan Temple is the one I would recommend above all the others. It is easily accessible through the MTR system as it has its own station on the Ban-Nan (Blue) Line. Entrance is free and you can really get a peak into the real Taiwanese life. This temple is so far removed from the more modern, Eastern section of Taiwan with skyscrapers and shopping malls. I was welcomed warmly by local people and did not get any hassle walking around and taking pictures.

Visited March 2012
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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“Exotic Expereince”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Not in the best part of the city - access from the MRT underpass or overground and enjoy the theatre of worship

Visited March 2012
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