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Zhaojing Temple -Lover's Temple 照明淨寺-情人廟

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Introduction

Zhaojing Temple (also known as Zhaoming Temple and Lover's Temple) is located on a hill in front of Junjian Rock in Beitou. The tranquil setting is embraced by mountains with expansive and uplifting views of the Guandu Plain. The architecturally striking temple has a steep central peak with a dragon coiled on the top. The main deity at the temple is the Thousand-hand Guanyin, the patron saint for health, marriage, illumination and wealth. Wax statues depicting the mythical lovers, the Cowherd and Weaving Girl are also placed at the temple, earning it the nickname of "Lover's Temple."

Zhaojing Temple is also a popular spot for making a wish. Visitors can write their wishes on slips of paper or wood tablets and, after praying to the Thousand-hand Guanyin, place the paper slips in the wishing box next to the goddess. Visitors can then toss coins into the wishing pool by the temple, aiming for one of six earthen bowls representing marriage, health and wealth, depending on the nature of their wish. There is also a wishing pavilion where visitors can hang the wooden wish tablets. The inscription at the pavilion reads, "True love goes unseen, but false affections are known to heaven." It is a reminder for lovers to cherish their feelings and not be deceptive in love, and a wish that everyone will find their perfect match.

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Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-28941362
Address
Zhaojing Temple, Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

08:00~17:30

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

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