Baoan Temple (大龍峒保安宮)

The Taipei Baoan Temple (also Dalongdong Baoan Temple) is one of Taipei's most intense places of Taoist and ancestor worship, and is a good alternative to the more-famous Longshan Temple, especially since it's conveniently located right next to the Confucius Temple - a fine example of the harmony different religions enjoy in Taiwan. The temple was originally built in 1804, and went through extensive renovations under the Japanese administration (1895 - 1945) and again in 1995.

Stepping straight from the street to the crowded, smokey environment of the temple can feel quite surreal, and while visitors are welcome to wander around and watch the religious rituals, it's important to keep photos to a minimum so as to not disturb the crowds of worshippers.


Open early until late
Admission: free


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