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Paoan (Baoan) Temple Tours

Paoan Temple, one of the most popular and significant religious sites in Taipei, dates back to 1760 when immigrants from Southern China built the original wooden temple. Dedicated to the emperor-deity Paosheng, god of medicine and healing, Paoan in its current form has stood since 1805 after more than 25 years of construction.

Many local Taiwanese visit the fully functioning temple to pray for health and wellness, particularly with pregnant women. Besides Paosheng, you’ll find a shrine to the goddess of birth with her 12 aides inside the temple bell tower. All the wood and stone used to build the temple were brought from China, and the structure exhibits many of the typical characteristics of Chinese temple architecture, like the wooden dragon pillars and colorful wooden carvings.

Paoan tends to be less crowded than Longshan Temple and much more colorful than the Taipei Confucius Temple. If possible, plan your visit during a temple festival to see Paoan Temple at its best and most colorful.

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Taipei Private Custom Full-Day Shore Excursion from Keelung, Taipei, null

Taipei Private Custom Full-Day Shore Excursion from Keelung

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

This private shore excursion starts from Keelung port and ends at Keelung port. Your tour guide will help you to design your ...  Read more

Location: Keelung, Taiwan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Night Tour of Taipei, Taipei, Ports of Call Tours

Private Night Tour of Taipei

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience Taipei by night in this private tour! The tour will commence with a 6:30pm pickup from your Taipei hotel by the local guide. You will then be on ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00

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