Bao’an Temple in Taipei

Taipei has advertisements for Longshan Temple and Shandao Temple but I found some websites that said Bao’an Temple was even better and had a lot less tourists.  I only visited Bao’an so I can’t compare it to other temples, but I was impressed with what I saw.

I love the colors of Korean temples and the simplicity and natural look of Japanese temples but Bao’an was the most ornate temple I have ever seen.

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Bao’an Temple is a Taoist Temple dedicated to the God of Medicine.  It wasn’t very crowded when I went but there were people setting up tables of food so maybe there was a kind of ceremony going on.  I wasn’t sure if I was intruding but no one told me to leave so I just wandered around.

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I loved the different scenes of the animals and people scattered around the temple.

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You could probably miss it if you were walking around the neighborhood.  It’s nestled in between office buildings, apartments, and little restaurants.  One of the things I enjoyed about Taipei was stumbling upon temples, food stalls, and markets in the middle of a modern city.

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You can visit the temple by heading down to Yuanshan MRT station, going straight on Kulun street and making a right onto Dalong street.  It won’t take the whole day to see but it is always nice to not fight through crowds to enjoy a sight.  I don’t mind doing activities that are considered “touristy” but no one likes waiting in lines.

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1 Response to Bao’an Temple in Taipei

  1. Angela says:

    You are such an adventurous gal! Thanks for blogging all this!

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