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Bishan Temple 碧山巖開漳聖王廟

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4.5 36 Reviews

Saturday:05:00 - 21:30




Located on Mt. Bishan in Neihu District, Bishan Temple is dedicated to the hero Chen Yuan-kuang and his generals Li Po-yao and Ma Ren. Chen developed the Quanzhou area of Fujian Province. Among the people of Quanzhou, he is worshipped as the patron saint "Kaizhang Sheng Wang." Bishan Temple is the biggest temple in Taiwan dedicated to Kaizhang Sheng Wang. The popular temple also commands a bird's-eye view of the scenic surroundings, including the Taipei Basin, the winding Tamsui River, Liyu Mountain, and terraced fields.


Historic Sites Religious Venues
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 24, Bishan Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 05:00 - 21:30
Monday 05:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 05:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 05:00 - 21:30
Thursday 05:00 - 21:30
Friday 05:00 - 21:30
Saturday 05:00 - 21:30

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

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TripAdvisor Reviews

4.5 36 Reviews Write a Review

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  3. 2 Average
  4. 19 Very good
  5. 15 Excellent

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  1. 7 Families
  2. 8 Couples
  3. 7 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 8 Friends
  • Jeff C

    Traveler type:

    En familia



    Breathtaking view of Taipei, nice clean air, full of greenary and just a stone throw away from Taipei centre
  • Inspire587709

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Taipei Basin Panorama


    Temple offers commanding view of Taipei Basin, including Taipei 101, Songshan Airport, Tamsui River, New Taipei City, etc. Hiking trails galore and Baishihu Suspension Bridge are nearby. Temple itself has ornate columns. The complex and surrounding area is worth spending half a day exploring, in cooler weather (or late afternoon/twilight).
  • Peter G

    San Clemente, California

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    The temple of a thousand stairs - fantastic evening hike with rewarding view


    This temple on the outskirts of Neihu is a strenuous hike, but you're rewarded with a fantastic twilight view of Taipei. Start at the Neihu MTR station and use google maps to direct you to the address. The temple is at an elevation of 1000 ft; it takes at least 30 minutes to get there. As you get closer, there are stairs so you don't have to stick to the road. The stairs are well lit at night, so stay for the twilight view of Taipei and don't worry too much about making it back on foot. The temple is well tended and is at the base of one of the main hiking trails that will get you all the way to YangMingShan. The view from the balcony of the city is fantastic, but there are also stair ways leading to a view of the roof of the temple, which is unusual, but interesting.
  • AccidentalTourist69


    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Off the beaten track. Great views of Taipei city


    We visited here as part of a nature walk organised by a group of local tour guides. Would not have known about this place otherwise. This place is off the beaten track. The Bishan area is hilly and forested and there's lots of green. The temple is perched atop a hill and has a viewing deck facing Taipei city. You get to see many parts of the city. The view is great and the trip was well worth it. I've not been on the Elephant Mountain Xiangshan hiking trail but those who have say that the views of the city from this temple are better. This is of course, a place of worship so do be respectful while there.
  • backpacker31

    Boynton Beach, Florida

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Views, Chanting and Architecture


    Perched on a cliff face overlooking the city below, Bishan Temple offers the visitor plenty of sensory experiences. The artistic detail and craftsmanship of this temple are quite superior. Intricately carved wood and stone pillars and beams are everywhere. The views from the temple’s rear terrace overlooking Taipei (Taipei 101 and Songshan Airport are easily visible on a clear day) and its many hills is breathtaking. There was a group of (nuns/priests?) that were chanting for quite some time while I was there - I simply enjoyed the melodic and peaceful sounds as it was the perfect accompaniment to these spiritual surroundings. To get here is take the MRT to Neihu. Upon exiting the station, make a right, walk to the corner, make another right, walk down the street and at the parking garage make another right. There is a small shuttle bus stop (S2). It runs every 1/2 hour and costs NT$25 (exact change only). The trip time up the mountain to the temple is about 10 minutes.

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