The Guandu Temple (Chinese: 關渡宮; pinyin: Guāndù Gōng) is a prominent Chinese temple in Beitou District of Taipei, Taiwan, dedicated the Goddess Mazu.
The temple was originally constructed in 1712. It was also known as Lingshan Temple due to its location at Mount Ling.
Jezz Perez | Nov 19, 2017
Oldest, well maintained, huge (can sleep here if no place to stay) temple. Great stop over after bicycling to explore and pray.
Frank Hannig | Feb 6, 2018
One of the most beautiful temples I have ever had the privilege of seeing
Kuan-Yu Lan | Feb 28, 2018
Beautiful temple in Taiwan. Close to Danshui and has a lot of traditional Taiwanese food around. Great view for the Danshui river. Sometimes have festival going on within the temple area. If you are riding a bike this is also a great stop for wondering around and rest.
Rik De Busser | Jul 22, 2017
One of the oldest Mazu temples in Taiwan, this is a popular destination for devotees of the goddess of the sea. It does not feel the need to profile itself as a tourist destination, so don't expect elaborate tourist brochures, but outsiders are always welcome. Groups can book a free tour guide. Especially for an English guide this is best done well in advance. Insanely busy on Chinese New Year and during celebrations.
Léon Groot Obbink | Sep 16, 2017
Well maintained temple, has a lot of buildings and statues. I was amazed by the roof and wall ornaments and carvings (probably recent work / renovated, but impressive nonetheless). There are free guidebooks available in english, japanese and chinese, explaining a lot about the temple, the gods, and how to pray. Nice experience to do!
Hardy Brooks | Mar 11, 2018
Beautiful temple. The most impressive I've seen in Taiwan. Easy to get to from the nearby metro station, just follow the lanterns and they'll take you there.
Brett Gottfried | Apr 4, 2018
A stunning example of modern architecter modelled after history designs. This massive complex of temples, shrines and gardens is nestled on a hill side over looking a river. With beautiful views and lots of room to walk you will be taken by the elaborate designs on top of each building. It eventually leads into a park if you follow the trails long enough. This is must see.
Paul Phapornchai | Jun 23, 2018
Love this temple. Beautiful view from atop. Architecturally interesting with passages through the hill representing cave complexes. Attention to details from every ornamental shrine and carving. A little out of the way but well worth the visit.
Kevin Bélanger | Jul 27, 2018
Out of all the Temple in Taiwan, this one is a stunning example of modern architecture modeled after history designs. It is a massive complex of temples, shrines and gardens is nestled on a hill side over looking a river.
Draven Romero | May 8, 2018
Breathtaking. When I arrived it was dark and eceryone was leaving, while we were inside we heard fireworks and went downstairs, right when we got down a huge parade showed up and had a huge celebration. And we were given free soft pretzels. It was like something from Spirited Away but not creepy. Then everyone sort of walked away and vanished and we went to the pier and I saw a guy who was about 30 just dissapear infront of my eyes. And we saw no one on our way back to the train station. It was so eerie but in a good way.
Salie Chien | Jul 26, 2018
Every time I come here, I feel relief and peace :)
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