Dalongdong Baoan Temple is a Taiwanese Folk Religion temple in Taipei dating back to the 1700s. After many repairs and renovations, it is one of the most intricate and beautiful temples in Taiwan, and is now one of the most popular places of worship for local residents. It is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Taipei.
The spot where Dalongdong Baoan Temple was built once had a wooden shrine that was built in 1742. The temple itself was built in about 1804. During the 1900s, the temple and surrounding grounds were expanded.
The temple later fell into decay until 1985 when it underwent a major renovation thanks to the Taiwan government.
The main deity worshipped here is Baosheng Dadi, a former doctor born during the Song Dynasty later worshipped as a deity, along with other gods.
Even though Baoshend Dadi was a doctor, he is not worshipped to give good health. Instead he is worshipped as a protector. Historically, people prayed to him for safety during floods, droughts, invasions by thieves, and shipwrecks.
The temple is a very popular place for worship especially on weekends.
6:30 AM to 9 PM every day.
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I have been to Dalongdong Baoan Temple twice. It is one of the larger and more elaborate temples in Taipei, and you can tell why it is so popular.
Hami Old Street 哈密老街
View of Hami Street (哈密街), which is kind of a historic old street.
Definitley some old street vibes here.
Another view of the old street with traditional shops.
Across the street from the temple is a large park and courtyard.
There is a giant wall around the courtyard.
Entrance to the courtyard.
Gate outside the main temple.
Pond near the courtyard.
Mural above the pond and dragon fountain.
Pavilion and two story building in the courtyard.
View of the temple from the courtyard.
Oven and gate at the outer courtyard.
People burning ghost money for good luck at the oven.
Full view of the main temple.
Side view of the temple.
Very intricate designs on the temple roof.
Dragons on the roof.
Another view of the temple from the side.
Hallway seen from the main entrance.
Incense pot at the front of the temple.
Intricate woodwork in the ceiling.
View of the main shrine.
View from the entrance.
Another view of the ceiling.
Side view of the main shrine.
Side view of the main courtyard.
View looking back at the entrance.
A foreigner and his baby enjoy the views here.
View from behind the temple.
Wooden ceiling in a back room.
Old photos of the temple.
Yellow lanterns on the ceiling.
More yellow lanterns hung behind the temple.
Another side room.
More old photos and a tapestry.
View from near the main shrine.
Looking back at the main shrine.
View of the main shrine.
Side view of the temple.
Mural on the main shrine.
Side room shrine.
Coming back to the entrance.
Another view of the hallway.
Worshippers near the front entrance.
Mural on the front door.
Side wall of the temple.
Another view inside.
Tower and multistory building behind.
Last view of the temple.
You can see more photos in the gallery above.
Taipei Confucius Temple 台北孔子廟
You can also check out the Taipei Confucius Temple across the street
The Taipei Confucius Temple is one of the most beautiful and easily accessible Confucius temples in Taiwan. Dating back to the Qing Dynasty, it features traditional Chinese architecture similar to other Confucius temples in East Asia. It is open to the public and is within walking distance of the Yuanshan MRT Station. Also, it stays open until 9 PM at night. It is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Taipei...(read more)
Dalong Street Night Market 大龍街夜市
You can also check out Dalong Street Night Market across the street.
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