TOP Go to the main content section

Taipei Travel

Baoan Temple 大龍峒保安宮

Anchor point
4.5 407 Reviews

Thursday:06:30 - 21:30

4.6

19k

Introduction

The Baoan Temple in Dalongtong is a temple devoted to the worshipping of Baosheng Dadi "Great Emperor Protecting Life". Built by immigrants from Tongan, Fujian, the name "Baoan" also means "Blessed Tongan". After numerous renovations, the temple now has three wings and has been declared a Secondary National Heritage Site.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-25951676
FAX
+886-2-25982576
Address
No. 61, Hami St., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Related Links

Opening Hours

Sunday 06:30 - 21:30
Monday 06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday 06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday 06:30 - 21:30
Thursday 06:30 - 21:30
Friday 06:30 - 21:30
Saturday 06:30 - 21:30

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan

Instagram @taipeitravel

圖片文字介接自Instagram,版權屬原作者所有
Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

4.5 407 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 38 Average
  4. 153 Very good
  5. 215 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 81 Families
  2. 92 Couples
  3. 108 Solo
  4. 13 Business
  5. 54 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Ancient temple has link to mainland China

    2020-09

    Ground was broken for the Taipei Bao An Temple in 1804. The temple was intended to protect the clans from Tonglan in the mainland Chinese province of Fujian, in the neighbourhood of Xiamen. The temple is described as being Taiwanese folk religion; it has been classified as being culturally significant by UNESCO. The temple flourished in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) and then went into a decline, before recovering. It is opposite the Confucian Temple. The Bao An Temple has much to offer visitors, it is a reminder of the origins in China of many inhabitants of Taiwan.
  • PaulSiow

    Petaling Jaya, Malasia

    Beautiful roof

    2019-11

    We visited this temple after visiting the Confucious temple nearby. The temple looks old with intricate carvings and ornaments on the roof. Many people prayed here and it was fairly smoky due to the many burning joss sticks.
  • liucy752

    Taipei, Taiwan

    A must for art lovers and history buffs

    2020-06

    Near by the Taipei Confucius temple. But Bao An temple is much older. It was established by immigrants from Chuan-Chou (泉州), Mainland China in 1742, to worship the Baosheng Emperor (保生大帝) - a Chinese God of medicine. With its meticulously built construction and stunning decoration, the temple itself is a masterpiece of art. Another highlight is the wall paintings of the Main Hall. There are 7 murals on the walls of the Main Hall, showing Chinese historical events and tales. They are works of Master Pan Li-Shui (潘麗水), a legendary artist in Taiwan. This temple is a must for art lovers and history buffs.
  • liucy752

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Dedicated to the God of Medicine

    2020-06

    Dating back to 1742, this historical temple was established by immigrants from Chuan-Chou (泉州), Mainland China. It is dedicated to the Baosheng Emperor (保生大帝). Baosheng Emperor, a Chinese God of medicine, is worshiped popularly in Fujian and Taiwan. He was a physician, Dr. Wu-Tao (吳夲, 979- 1036 AD), in the years of Song Dynasty. Like many western medical missionaries, Dr. Wu-Tao was a doctor and Taoist practitioner. He practiced medicine successfully in southern Fujian and saved numerous lives. After death, he was worshiped as a deity. Some 400 years later, his deified status was officially recognized as a “Emperor of God” by the Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty (明成祖永樂帝). Quite interestingly, In Chinese Culture, the Emperor of God can only be conferred by a Emperor of Mankind. For example, Mazu (媽祖) was conferred as "Queen/Empress of Heaven" by Kongxi Emperor (康熙皇帝) of Qing Dynasty in 1683. With its meticulously built construction and stunning decoration, the temple itself is a masterpiece of art. Beautiful decoration include painting, drawing, stone carving, wood carving, koji pottery (交趾陶) and fragmented ceramic artworks. Another highlight is the wall paintings of the Main Hall. There are 7 murals on the walls of the Main Hall. The murals shows Chinese historical events and tales. Completed in 1973, they are works of Master Pan Li-Shui (潘麗水) and his son Master Pan Yue-Xiong (潘岳雄). Both of them are legendary artists in Taiwan. The temple underwent a large-scale restoration in 1995. The excellent project won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2003.
  • Aleong1256

    One of the Busiest temple in Taipei

    2020-02

    Great Architecture and interesting place to visit. Wanted to go to the confuscious Temple but Grab driver let us alight at the cross junction of the street instead. Great recommendation by him.

1-407 Reviews

All Reviews

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of Taipei City Govermnent and TripAdvisor LLC.

© 2018 TripAdvisor LLC

Nearby Attractions

More Attractions
Top