TOP Go to the main content section

Taipei Travel

Songshan Cihui Temple 松山慈惠堂

Anchor point
4.5 18 Reviews

Wednesday:06:00 - 22:00

4.5

5837

Introduction

As the Chinese poet Liu Yuxi had famously contemplated, “Mountains are prestigious for the presence of immortals, not for their height; seas are sacred for the inhabitance of dragons, not for their depth”, the Songshan Cihui Temple in Taipei’s Fushou Mountain was founded, and is currently operated, by Guo Ye-zi, a devoted and virtuous Taoist priestess who insists on a career of universal relief through a facility that educates, inspires and purifies its followers. In other words, the temple was constructed out of the founder’s ultimate compassion that urged her to extend self-help to others. Dedicated to “Wuji Yaochi Dasheng Xiwang Jinmu,” or “Mother of the Infinite Jade Pond,” this awe-inspiring, gracefully landscaped temple is nestled amid verdant hills to evoke religious sentiments. That explains why it is a mythical sanctuary for Taoist deities and immortals, a Mcca for Taoists seeking peace of mind, and an intriguing must-visit for tourists. Occupying an area of approximately 33,000 m2, the towering Cihui Temple comprises a group of elaborately structured, five-story buildings flanked by pagoda-style bell towers for an imposing and magnificent effect. The patio outside the temple’s 2nd floor main hall commands a panoramic view of downtown Taipei, which is exciting and unforgettable enough to make you want to linger longer. Patterned after traditional Chinese temples, the main structure is a quaint mixture of the distinctive palatial arts from the Ming and Qing dynasties and modern architectural techniques, ingeniously accentuating the mountain area’s luscious pine woods with its red bricks and yellow rooftops, in a dazzling manner, like a green cocktail garnished with a red cherry.

Information

Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
No. 33, Ln. 251, Fude St., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 06:00 - 22:00
Monday 06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 22:00
Thursday 06:00 - 22:00
Friday 06:00 - 22:00
Saturday 06:00 - 22:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

4.5 18 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 1 Average
  4. 6 Very good
  5. 11 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 2 Families
  2. 1 Couples
  3. 9 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 3 Friends
  • scottofhawaii

    Pittsburgh, Pensilvania

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    My Typhoon Temple

    2019-09

    Seems like many things were closed in the city because of Typhoon Mitag and it being a Monday no less when most attractions are closed in Taipei. Took the MRT out this way to see this temple and it turned out to be a treasure. An amazingly ornate, colorful, and quite large complex set on a small hill where I waited out a passing typhoon, it's hard to believe I'm writing the first English review for it in TripAdvisor. It's quite a beautiful place, and I would have loved to have seen in better weather. So I was able to go to the top of one the towers and catch some views of the city and Taipei 101. There's a lot of staff here all dressed in blue (oddly to include their footwear) that keeps this place very well maintained and tidy. Some Westerner, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, studying Taoism here chatted with me for a while. He didn't seem like a very happy person. This is a Taoist and not a Buddhist temple by the way. The staff overall were very nice to me while I was waiting for the rain to slow down a bit. They offered me some tea and cookies. I'm very glad I came here even though there was a typhoon raging on. Hey also right before you go in the parking lot, you'll see a sign for the entrance to the Si-Shou Shan Public Forest. Even though it was pouring rain, I spent about an hour exploring it. All kinds of little temples and bits of nature and views to enjoy. I definitely want to come back to Taipei and see more of it. Anyway it's my last night in Taipei, and I hope that the typhoon passes so I can get on the plane and go home. I'm gonna go do laundry now.
  • tottoko

    tokyo

    ハイキングと参拝が楽しめます

    2019-11

    台北に滞在中こちらのお寺を訪れました。お寺へ行くには登りが有って少々の体力が必要でしたが、お寺へ着くと立派で煌びやかな寺院の姿に目を奪われました。景色も良く爽やかな訪問となりました。
  • lucy_amy40425

    同時に体を訓練して、心を洗濯する二重の楽しみを獲得します。台北市の近くの都心のパワースポットです。隣の右トラ辺の小さな山脈が南港公園です。前は有料駐車場ですので、駐車は大丈夫です。

    2019-03

    同時に体を訓練して、心を洗濯する二重の楽しみを獲得します。台北市の近くの都心のパワースポットです。隣の右トラ辺の小さな山脈が南港公園です。前は有料駐車場ですので、駐車は大丈夫です。
  • Selina_Tai

    Yonghe, Xinbei

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    台北市區內的廟宇

    2019-09

    傍晚時抵達慈惠堂,經過小小斜坡,一眼就看到聖潔的觀音聖像。廟宇內富麗堂皇,裡外都有許多精彩的神佛塑像可供膜拜。戶外廣場可停車。
  • 大喵 密

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    母娘慈悲

    2019-07

    在紅塵裡感到迷茫,趁著出國前夕,來找母娘祈福,談談天,夜宿。這裡的夜景極美,俯瞰台北盆地,似乎所有凡間俗事,都隨之飄散………

1-18 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