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Pay Your Respects At Taipei's Longshan Temple

Today I’m showing you one of the most beautiful temples in Taiwan, the Longshan temple. Longshan Temple is the spiritual heart of Taipei.

From Taipei
Online Experience
1 Hour
Asia
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the Longshan Temple in Taipei
  • Admire the temple's architecture and learn about the different gods
  • Get initiated into the ways of praying and traditional ceremonies at the temple
Description

Visit the spiritual heart of Taiwan, the Mengjia Longshan Temple, which was built in 1738 by settlers from Fujian as a gathering place for Chinese settlers. Located in the old village part of Taipei, Wanhua District, this temple has stood the test of time and lasted through several natural disasters and wars. While most temples throughout the world and here in Taiwan are often dedicated to one deity or one religion, Longshan Temple is a wonderful mix of the Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian faiths.
We will begin our live streamed experience from the main gate of the temple. Here, we will admire the facade and its many lanterns adorned with animals representing different years according to the Chinese calendar. We will enter the temple from the gate on the right, known as Dragon Entrance or Dragon's Mouth, and follow the worshippers' path.

Inside, I will show you the various dragons and tell you more about the gods they each represent. You will also learn about the offerings favoured by each god, which range between incense, flowers, fruits, and candies. Walking around, I will also introduce you to the main traditional ceremony performed in this temple - devotees come here primarily to seek good fortune, health, and even guidance in marriage. Finally, we will exit the temple from the Tiger Entrance (Tiger's Mouth) on the left side, ensuring a complete tour of the temple and having gained an understanding of its religious and cultural significance. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 25 USD per screen OR as a private session for 100 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Shih Yu Hsu

You may call me Brad; I am a local tour guide with national qualifications. I was born and raised here in Taipei, Taiwan. I am a sous-chef at a French restaurant, a body trainer, and a hostel owner. Since 2016, I have also been taking guests on tours around Taipei city. I look forward to hosting you!

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.