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Zhinan Temple 指南宮

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Zhinan Temple is located at the foot of Zhishan Mountain in Taipei's Wenshan District. Built in 1890, the temple is dedicated to the Daoist immortal Lu Tung-pin, better known as "Xiangong" or "Luzu." A scholar of the Tang period, Lu loved poetry and books. He successfully passed the provincial level imperial examination and became a county magistrate. Because of his pious devotion to the Dao, Lu's path crossed with that of the Daoist immortal Zhong Liquan, who showed him the way to enlightenment. Many mysterious and noble deeds were attributed to Lu, making him one of the best known and most-loved of the Daoist immortals in Taiwan.


Religious Venues
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 115, Wanshou St., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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  • Z1320HH_



    Chih Nan Temple is the most famous temple in Taipei, WenShen. In morning, you can visit the gorgeous decorate in this temple. In night, the splendid night view of Taipei will make you impressive.
  • Andrew166453


    Georgous temple perched on the mountain


    it's one of the oldest temples in Taipei, founded in 1882. And one of the most beautiful for me. It should be a part of the trip to the Maokong Mountain and is accessible via the Maokong Gondola Zhinan Temple Station. This is a good place to come to escape the city. Inside the temple, you can find your guardian by matching your year of birth with his year of death.Then, you can think of your wish. It's also a terrific place to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery around Taipei and the good view at the Taipei 101 (if it's not a foggy day).
  • jenkle89

    Hendaya, Francia

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    En pareja



    Take the MTR to Taipei Zoo and then the Maokong gondola up the mountain to this beautiful temple. This temple is really spectacular both inside and out and is one of the biggest we visited in Taipei, there are some amazing views from up here too. Definately worth visiting.
  • 94anamc

    Seattle, Washington

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    Get away from it all


    Get out of this otherwise cosmopolitan city and experience the real Taiwan. Peaceful, meditative ... wonderful respite from a lively city
  • Jatteratious

    San Diego, California

    Our favorite temple


    Chih Nan Temple is incredible. Perched above the city with beautiful views and secluded enough that not many people are there at once, it is the perfect way to escape the city and surround yourself with the serene environment of a temple.

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