Religion takes a great part in Taiwanese culture. Unlike the monotheism in the west, Taiwanese pray to different gods for different purpose. Each god is in charge in something specifically. However, there are so many temples in Taiwan. How to find a suitable temple for your needs? Justaiwantour will take you to find the right temples for your wishes. Say your prayer, and the gods will look after you. Join this tour to pray for good luck and admire the beauty of the temples in Taiwan.
Guandu Temple , first built in 1661, is dedicated to Mazu, goddess of the sea. The goddess of the sea can bring you safety while you are traveling outside. Among all the deities in the temple, the gods of wealth have the most visitors. Even the wealthiest entrepreneur came here to pray for his business. There are five wealth gods, and their idols lie in Prosperity Pit, which is located at the back of Main Hall. In the pit there is a giant gold ingot, which is said to bring wealth to the prayers. You can touch the gold ingot and maybe you will win a lottery! Remember to take a look around the temple besides making your wish to the gods.The hillside above the temple provides excellent views of the river and the mangrove swamps.
Nung Chan Monastry is the only temple built with scenery in northern Taiwan. Away from the noise of metropolis, the temple brings people tranquility. The pool in front of the main building is a crucial element which conveys the philosophy of Buddhism. Visitors can spend some time practicing Zen－ sitting beside the pool to meditate and refine their soul. We will take you to have vegetarian meal in the canteen, so you can explore the religious vegan culture. Males and females have to seat in two different zones. People have can’t talk in the canteen and have to finish the foods in the plates. After dinning, remember to do the dishes and feel free to donate.(Visitors can’t dress in shorts or clothes without sleeves. Sandals and slippers are forbidden.)
Baoan Temple was constructed in 1742 as a wooden shrine to worship the god of medicine－Baosheng Emperor. It is a Taiwanese folk region temple and has been reconstructed several times, leading to a 2003 induction into UNESCO for cultural heritage conservation.
The temple itself is not just a shrine but also a gallery which present the traditional art. Tourist can see the stone carvings, stone lions, dragon columns, stone bamboo windows, and wood, stone, and clay carvings. Remember to take a look at the craftsmanship and pray for good health.
Confucius Temple Confucius’s influence of education is important to the Chinese culture. Taipei Confucius Temple was built as the original temple in Qu Fu, Shantung. Unlike other temple trying to worship the gods with exquisite decorations, the architecture of Confucius Temple is austere and plain, which indicate the humble and modest spirit of Confucianism. Confucius is the expert of education, so if you are going to apply for a new school or take an important exam, just burn the incense stick and make your wish. On the birthday of Confucius, September 28th, people hold ceremony to commemorate his contribution to education.
Xiahai City God Temple
The temple was built in 1856. Located in Da-Dao Cheng, a port city that at the time was one of the better-developed areas in Taiwan. Xia-Hai City God temple ensures prosperity and peace through its blessings. There are several deities in the temple. The most popular god is “the old man under the moon”, who is in charge of love and marriage and said to be addicted to sweets. Therefore, it is a custom that people who come to pray for their love relationship prepare some candies and sweet treats to delight the god. If you get a partner or lover after the pray, remember come back to show your gratitude to the god.
In Longshan temple, you can see how religious power support people to achieve such great temple with exquisite craftsmanship. Decorations are widely used to worship the gods. The carving on the column is not only delicate but also meaningful－some of them represent the folk stories that tell people to be kind and merciful while some of them show the art of calligraphy. The sculptures on the roof are some imaginary creature which were considered to bring good luck and protect people in ancient China. With the tour guide, you will learn abundant knowledge about our culture.
Pick up pointPick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Taipei City
Group size1-8 people
Book at least 3 days in advance
What to bringPlease provide your name, passport number, date of birth to us for traveler insurance.
Please wearing comfortable walking shoes.
In summer, don’t forget to apply sunscreen and wearing sunglasses and hat.
In winter, don’t forget to bring a jacket and umbrella.
Reminder: Overtime fee will be charged on-site by the guide.
Visitors can’t dress in shorts or clothes without sleeves. Sandals and slippers are forbidden.
Cancellation PolicyCancellation made less than 24 hours before departure is non-refundable. Cancellation made between 72~24 hours before departure will charge 50% of full payment. Cancellation made more than 72 hours before departure will offer a full refund.