Dalongdong Baoan Temple (Chinese: 大龍峒保安宮; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tōa-lông-pōng Pó-an-kiong) also known as the Taipei Baoan Temple (臺北保安宮) is a Taiwanese folk religion temple built in the Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan. The present temple was originally built by clan members in Tong'an, Xiamen, Fujian, who immigrated to Taipei in the early 19th century and gave the temple the name Po-an (保安; Pó-an) in order to "protect those of Tong'an" (保佑同安). The Taipei Confucius Temple is located adjacent to the Baoan Temple.
The temple construction commenced in 1804 and replaced a previously existing wooden shrine from 1742 in Toaliongtong (大隆同; Toā-liông-tông; modern-day Dalongdong). Throughout the 20th century during the Japanese period, the temple underwent numerous improvements and extensions, which resulted in the present temple grounds. In 1985, the Taiwan government conferred on the temple the status of level two historic monument and after years of neglect and abuse, in 1995 the temple was the focus of repairs and renovations. In 2003, the temple was inducted into the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.
Rita Kamil | Apr 11, 2018
Please go to this Temple! It's beautiful and a great way to experience a bit of Buddhism's practices. It's open to the public and fellow worshipers will gladly walk you through the practices, thus Westerners can participate in ceremony too.
KOSTAS TROVAS | Mar 22, 2018
Remarkable temple, beautiful art. Close by there is the street food area serving delicious food. Great experience!
Maarten van den Dungen | Dec 16, 2017
While most other reviews speak of quiet and relaxing we had a different experience. We visited at the same time as a delegation from a new, similarly named, temple in tianan happened to come by for some tea and biscuits. The parade that followed was great to see. Very opulent and fanciful. Great place to visit even on the quiet days!
Collin | Mar 27, 2018
I have been to thousands of temples and pagodas around Southeast Asia. This is one of my top 10 favourite.
Pang Cheung Sze | Feb 23, 2018
A charismatic temple which was originally built in early 18th century. One of my favourite temples in Taipei.
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