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Jing Fu Temple 景福宮

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Introduction

Built in 1875, during the first year of the Guangxu reign in Qing Dynasty, Jing Fu Temple was initially a 6m2 small temple. In 1961, it exchanged land with its neighbor, Tong-Yi Hotel, and was rebuilt as a two-story archaic style temple. Later, due to old age, the building underwent a large scale renovation, which started in 2000. The new building covers an area of 660m2, and has three storys and three levels of basement.

The new Jing Fu Temple has exquisite carvings, and most of the building materials for this structure were imported from China to ensure quality. Besides the dragon pillars in front of the main hall which are carved from a piece of diabase, the Door Gods on the temple doors are also carved from a block of red sandalwood. A highlight of the building is the large piece of “Dragon Parade” carving on the ceiling, which differs from common caisson ceilings. Worshippers can see the vivid “Green Dragon” dancing when they look up. The “Eighteen Arhats” carving on both sides of the main hall on the third story blend in with the landscape drawing, portraying the beauty of religious art. 

Information

Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
No. 11, Dehui St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Zhongshan Elementary School

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Minquan W. Rd.

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  3. 9 Average
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  5. 12 Excellent

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  1. 5 Families
  2. 8 Couples
  3. 12 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 7 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Taoist temple is impressive

    2020-08

    Iing Fu Gong is not spectacular but it is an impressive neighbourhood temple. The addition of "gong" to the name indicates that it is a Taoist temple. It is spread over five levels. The carving is artistic and quite decorative. The temple has divination blocks -- toss the divination blocks, and the way they fall will indicate an answer to your question. The temple is not holy; just look at what the locals do and if they avoid an area, you would be best advised to do so, too. The Jing Fu Gong is in the Zhongshan area.
  • Carven W

    Naarden, Países Bajos

    Small but beautiful.

    2019-12

    This temple is just down the road from Imperial Hotel. Its open till late so you could easily swing by anytime. We went in the evening was no one there and it is so beautiful with the lights on. If you are in the area be sure to pop by.
  • reginafug

    Mossel Bay, Sudáfrica

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Jingfu Temple @Zhongshan... Taipei

    2019-01

    We found Jingfu temple while walking in Zhongshan neighborhood, as we were staying in the Aloft Zhongshan. This is a Taoist temple, built in the city, surrounded by many tall buildings. It's clear it is a definite neighborhood temple where locals flow in and out during the course of the day, but it does not seem crowded. Not many many tourists appear to visit, but we were clearly invited come in, explore the wonderful architecture and see the deities. Jingfu temple can be reached by rapid transit. It is about a 5 minute walk from the National Xiaoshan MRT Station. In spite of being a Taoist temple, it exhibitsthere strong Chinese characteristics. The entrance is quite beautiful, and a very large metal incinerator (for lack of a better word) greets the visitors. Here, offerings are burnt. The temple has grown over time, and the last refurbishment was in 2000. There are three floors. An elevator is available. The marble, the wood carvings, the beautiful orchids by the altars are stunning. The keepers motioned us to look around and take pictures. I wish I could speak the language and converse with the lovely temple keepers, and understand more about the temple.
  • Larry-Crystal

    Florence, Oregón

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Beautiful Chinese Design and Architecture

    2016-08

    This is a sacred building for locals to worship and pray at. The building seems to address a number of uses. The architecture and adornment of the building is beautiful and the grounds are well cared for. Located in the heart of the city. Incense is burned, fruit is left for the deity, and colored red blocks are dropped as prayers. As the red blocks display themselves they give an answer to a prayer.
  • Pascalimnida

    이시레물리노, 프랑스

    Très joli temple de quartier

    2019-12

    On trouve de nombreux temples à Taipei, plus ou moins grands, plus ou moins fréquentés. Celui-ci n'est pas très grand et pas trop fréquenté. C'est apparemment un temple de quartier. Mais si on passe par là, il mérite de s'y arrêter.

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