Free Taipei Tourist Stops

Taiwan, Taipei Guide (B): Free Taipei Tourist Stops

Longshan Temple was founded in 1738 and is dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. But the temple now isn't the original structure. This one was built in 1919 and currently houses many Buddhist and Taoist deities.

When we visited Longshan Temple, many locals were there with offerings and prayers. We were clueless who the gods were and what the locals' rituals were. It would have been nice to have had a guide for some enlightenment.

Directions to Longshan Temple: Take the MRT Nangang/Banqiao/Tucheng (Blue) Line to Longshan Temple Station, Exit 1.

Bopiliao Old Street and its buildings go back to the Qing Dynasty. Pretty old indeed. On one end of the street is the Heritage and Culture Education Center where one can learn about its history and significance. Bopiliao Old Street can't be found on the map, search instead for Lane 173 Kangding Road—that is its current street name.

Bopiliao Old Street was maybe less than 100 meters long. The surrounding buildings were clean and well restored...but the space could have been put to better use. Only a few of the buildings (maybe two or three) were in use (one was used for an art exhibit). It would have been nice to have a restaurant or a coffee/tea shop in the area. Bopiliao Old Street reminded me of Calle Crisologo in Vigan. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Free Taipei Tourist Stops
Guide Location: Taiwan » Taipei
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Longshan Temple   Bopiliao Old Street   Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall   Taipei 101  
Author: Mustachio Ventures
Read it on author's website: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.com/2014/10/longshan-bopiliao-chiangkaishek-taipei101.html

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