Longshan Temple Tours

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The oldest temple in Taiwan, Mengjia Longshan Temple was built in 1738 by immigrants from Fujian, China. The ornate and exquisite structure has been damaged by war and natural disasters, but also rebuilt, expanded, and improved over the years. Today is remains a center of religious life and a bastion of local culture in Taipei.

The Basics
Considered one of the three great temples of Taipei, Longshan Temple is dedicated to Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. However, as is typical with temples in Taiwan, it actually houses hundreds of Buddhist, Taoist, and Chinese folk deities, including Mazu, goddess of the sea. Don’t miss the only pair of bronze dragon columns in Taipei; intricate and ornate decorations on the doors, walls, and roofs; and elaborate carvings out of stone and wood.
 
Many Taipei sightseeing tours stop at Longshan Temple as well as other attractions that may include nearby Bopiliao Ancient Street or Huaxi Night Market, Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and the National Palace Museum.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Longshan Temple is a must-see for those with an interest in history, architecture, and religion.
  • This is an active place of worship, so please be respectful.
  • The temple is free to enter but donations are accepted.
  • Due to very thick crowds and stairs to some areas, the temple is not ideal for wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
Longshan Temple is located in Taipei’s Wanhua district. By MRT, take the Blue Line to Longshan Temple (Exit 1). By train, take the local service to Wanhua Station and walk north to the temple. A number of buses also stop nearby.

When to Get There
The temple is open daily until 10pm throughout the year. To hear the chanting of monks and gathered worshippers, visit around 6am, 8am, or 5pm, though it’s also worthwhile visiting at night to see the temple lit up.

Festivals and Gatherings at Longshan Temple
The temple holds a number of festivals and cultural activities a year. Guanyin’s birthday is a popular celebration. On the 1st and 15th of each month, worshippers gather to celebrate the sea goddess, Mazu, and the popular lantern lighting ceremony occurs on the eve of the Chinese New Year.

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Address: Taipei, Taiwan
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Private Tour: Ximending Walking Tour and Modern Toilet Restaurant Experience

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Western Taipei One Day Tour Walking and MRT Tour

Discover two of Taipei’s most atmospheric and historical neighborhoods—Wanhua and Dadaocheng—on this full-day, small-group tour. Meet your guide in the morning and set off on foot; you’ll visit the centuries-old Longshan Temple, the Qing Dynasty–era North Gate, the thriving Yongle Market, the Xiahai Chenghuang Temple, and much more. You’ll also have the chance to sample traditional Taiwanese dishes (additional expense) and a complimentary glass of bubble tea. Your final stop is Ningxia Night Market, one of the largest and most popular night markets in town.
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Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

Pack in a full day of Taipei sightseeing at multiple must-see attractions in the capital, accompanied by an informative local guide. You’ll make stops at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Taipei 101; tour exhibits at the National Palace Museum; drive through Yangmingshan National Park; visit the Beitou Hot Spring Museum; Finish at Shilin Night Market.
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Private Custom Tour: Taipei in a Day

While in bustling Taipei, treat yourself to a full-day private custom tour of the city’s best sites! Your personal driver will help you design the perfect 8-hour itinerary, escorting you to key attractions such as Longshan Temple, Taipei 101 and Beitou Hot Springs. Travel at your own pace, and stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore. Taipei City and the northeast coast is at your fingertips on this private tour!
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Taipei Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner

This 3.5-hour tour starts from exploring the Longshan Temple, walk with your informative guide through the Huaxi Street night market, then tantalize your tastebuds with delicious Din Tai Fung dinner and watch Taipei’s city skyline shimmer from the observatory atop Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest building. You’ll catch the highlights of Taipei — ideal for those with limited time.
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How much do you know about nightlife in Taipei City? If you want to visit and know Taipei City at night, this is the best tour for you! You can have Taiwanese dinner which is hotpot or barbecue in the restaurant. Also, you can taste Taiwanese local food at Huaxi Street Night Market. It still has must-see attractions at night, such as Longshan Temple and Taipei 101. You will have an unforgettable nightlife in Taipei City with us!
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Ultimate Taipei Day Tour

Ancient China, colonial Formosa and ultra-modern Taipei, all yours to experience on Ultimate Taipei Tour. You'll cover must-see places in style on this full day tour mixing tradition, history and places of scenic beauty.
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Longshan Temple and Bopiliao Historical Block

Step back in time on a walking tour of Taipei’s historical landmarks—and complement your explorations with an add-on night market visit, if you wish. Either way, this small-group tour will help you soak up the city's unique atmosphere. Meet your guide at the centuries-old Longshan Temple, and learn all about Taoism. Then, meander along the Bopiliao Historic Block, where many of the city’s oldest buildings can be found. Choose to extend your tour with an optional visit to the Huaxi Night Market.
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