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Bangka Dizang Temple 艋舺地藏庵

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Commonly referred to as “Bangka Dizang Temple,” this Class-3 national historic monument, located on Xichang Street, Wanhua District, enshrines Ksitigarbha. It was unveiled in 1760 and remodeled in 1838 (the 25th year of Emperor Qianlong’s and the 18th year of Emperor Daoguang’ reign, respectively) with its property management rights transferred to the neighboring Longshan Temple to avoid confiscation by Japanese colonists.
Sitting on a west-east-facing lot, Dizang Temple was designed in the one-hall style of the mid-Qing period with its simple structure enhanced by unpretentious carvings, a 3-span façade, a “swallowtail” ridgeline, gable ends, a humpbacked rafter-and-purlin entrance corridor and round-based columns. Besides a wooden post-and-lintel framework comprising two crossbeams and three-guatong (melon-shaped short columns) — the crossbeams are connected by rafters from which lanterns are hanging — the main hall features a statue of Ksitigarbha, the chief deity whose birthday (30th of the 7th lunar month) is marked by a large-scale ritual celebration. Sitting at Ksitigarbha’s left hand is Lord North Pole; sitting to his right-hand side are the Taipei Prefectural Chenghuang (city god) and Marshal Tiandu — who were relocated from Taipei’s Prefectural Chenghuang Temple and Zilai Temple on Xiyuan Road, respectively, after Japanese colonists torn down their original places of enshrinement — alongside Generals Fan and Xie. The quaint censer on the offering table was, as its inscription indicates, presented in the autumn of 1899 (the 25th year of Guangxu era), 17 years after the temple plaque was installed above Ksitigarbha’s throne, and 2 years before the old-school incense burner first appeared in front of Generals Fan’s and Xie’s figurines. Not far away from the Dizang Temple is a sanctuary erected in 1760 to commemorate the “Lord of the Hordes,” mostly homeless spirits of single Chinese settlers who died in Taiwan. The sanctuary’s history is, to a great extent, intertwined with that of Dizang Temple.


Religious Venues
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 245, Xichang St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Open all day

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Longshan Temple

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen


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  • G2Kpauly

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Just another temple


    I went here last night for a quick look around. I've seen alot of temples and would suggest to just go to Lungshan Temple.
  • FyingKiwi

    Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda

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    En pareja

    Tucked Away Shrine


    A little difficult to locate at first as it is hidden among a myriad of other stores and does not have the grandeur of many other temples, and its architecture is relatively simple although still ornate. Contains a couple of prayer rooms which possibly because of the much larger Longshan Temple nearby, appears to only have fleeting worshipers attending. Is home to a number of relocated deities.
  • 正一 藍

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos



    昨日參觀有明確公告無公廁(不對外開放),遊客若需使用廁所,請到龍山寺或捷運龍山寺站。走路約 5 分鐘可達(乾淨無臭味而且免費)
  • KangKang

    Tainan, Taiwán



  • iriishin

    Matsue, Japón

    Traveler type:

    En solitario




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