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Finding Peace in Taipei’s Temples

Finding Peace in Taipei’s Temples, Taipei, Taiwan (B)

Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city, is buzzing with activity and has a ton of sights to see and things to experience. Undoubtedly, the city’s top draw is its ubiquitous temples. Most temples are either hidden in plain sight or tucked away in quaint alleys, historical blocks, or even between towering buildings. It will be hard to choose amongst the many famous temples in the city. It’s better to shortlist a few before temple fatigue sets in.

People in Taipei are incredibly friendly and welcoming. And that reflects even in their spiritual places of worship. Foreigners are welcomed and allowed to look around. Most temples listed on the tourist radar are active places of worship. Locals offer prayers and offerings to the temple deities. Photography may be restricted in parts of the temple and always pay attention to the instructions. Bear in mind, these temples are important spiritual centres and it’s preferable to be respectful of local practices. Avoid clicking selfies or posing with deities or monks. Instead, try to find a quiet corner to meditate. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Finding Peace in Taipei’s Temples
Guide Location: Taiwan » Taipei
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Cheryl Dsouza
Read it on Author's Website: https://twobrownfeet.com/2019/01/17/finding-peace-in-taipeis-temples/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lungshan Temple
  • Confucius Temple
  • Pan Gong
  • Hong Gate
  • Lingxing Gate
  • Yi Gate
  • Baoan Temple Garden
  • Baoan Temple
  • Ciyou Temple
  • Raohe Night Market
  • Taipei Tianhou Temple

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