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4-Hour Private Tour Of Taipei's Longshan Temple



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Religious, History, Walking

  • Duration

    1 Hour

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Visit the spiritual heart of Taiwan, the Mengjia Longshan Temple, built in 1738 by settlers from Fujian as a gathering place for Chinese settlers. Located in the old village of Taipei, Wanhua District, this temple has stood the test of time and lasted through several natural disasters and wars. Understand why Longshan Temple is a beautiful mix of the Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian faiths.

  • Admire the temple's architecture and learn about the different gods
  • Get initiated into the ways of praying and traditional ceremonies at the temple
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    • Dragon's Courtyard: As we exit the temple through the Dragon Entrance, we'll find ourselves in the Dragon's Courtyard. This open space is adorned with intricate stone carvings and symbolic statues. Your guide will share stories about the significance of dragons in Chinese mythology, highlighting their role as powerful and benevolent creatures.

    • Lotus Pond and Koi Fish Viewing: Moving deeper into the temple grounds, we'll pass by a serene Lotus Pond, where vibrant koi fish gracefully swim. Your guide will explain the symbolism of lotus flowers in Eastern cultures, representing purity and enlightenment. Visitors often make wishes as they toss coins into the pond, a custom believed to bring good luck.

    • Main Prayer Hall: The heart of the temple, the Main Prayer Hall, awaits us next. Adorned with elaborate artwork and intricate details, this hall is where worshippers gather for prayers and ceremonies. Your guide will explain the rituals performed here, providing insight into the spiritual practices that have been upheld for generations.

    • Fortune-Telling Corner: Near the Main Prayer Hall, there's a small corner where a local fortune-teller practices the ancient art of Chinese divination. Interested visitors can have their fortunes read using traditional methods such as palmistry, face reading, or the casting of Chinese fortune sticks. This adds a fascinating dimension to the tour, allowing participants to engage with the spiritual practices firsthand.

    • Tea House Experience: To conclude the tour, we'll head to a traditional tea house within the temple grounds. Here, you'll have the opportunity to savour authentic Chinese tea while your guide shares stories about the cultural significance of tea in Chinese society. It's a relaxing way to absorb the essence of the temple visit and engage in a casual discussion about the experience.

    • Gift Shop Exploration: Before leaving the temple, we'll visit the on-site gift shop. Here, you can find unique souvenirs, religious artifacts, and traditional crafts. Your guide will recommend culturally significant items, helping you choose a meaningful memento to remember your visit.

What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Public transport included 
What's Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
Meeting Point

Hotel pick

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
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    Awe-inspiring Temple

    Longshan Temple is a must-visit attraction in Taipei. Its stunning facade and intricate details are truly awe-inspiring.

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    Cultural Insight

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    Unique Architecture

  • M


    Awe-inspiring Dragons

  • K


    Fascinating Dragons

    The dragons inside the temple are fascinating, and Daphne's explanations about each of them and their corresponding gods were very informative.

  • M


    Peaceful Ambience

  • L


    Cultural Experience

    Visiting Longshan Temple was a great cultural experience. The guide, Brad taught us about the temple's religious significance and how it plays a role in the local community's everyday life.

  • M


    A Must-Visit Attraction

  • K


    Unique Offerings

    The different offerings to each god were unique and interesting, ranging from fruits to candies. It was fascinating to learn about the significance of each item.

  • E


    Beautiful and Serene

  • N


    Good Fortune Awaits

    As someone who believes in good luck, I was thrilled to learn that Longshan Temple is a popular destination for those seeking good fortune. The tour guide, Daphne taught us about the different rituals and practices that devotees engage in to seek blessings.

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    Cultural Insight

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    Keoni from Hawaii

    Beautiful Lanterns

    The lanterns adorning the temple's facade were beautiful, and it was interesting to learn about their significance in relation to the Chinese zodiac.

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    Informative Guide

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    Malia from Hawaii

    Insightful Tour Guide

    Brad was very knowledgeable and insightful, providing us with interesting facts and stories about Longshan Temple. It was a great way to learn more about Taipei's history and culture.

  • R


    Enchanting and Spiritua

Starting From


USD 155 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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