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Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple)

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Address: No.115 Wanshu Road, Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
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Phone Number: +886 2 2939 9922

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Beautiful setting

Set in the hillside it is a beautiful temple. Very photographic best views from the walkway across to the lower temple. Easy to get to from the Gondola.There is another way up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This age-old temple's name "Chih Nan" in Chinese means "pointing to the south" which indicates the deity there could provide you "guidance" when you lost your way in life and needs someone higher up there to point you the way. So visit the temple and ask for "guidance" from the above. However, keep in mind the legend has it that... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Besides the beautiful interior of the temple and the amazing views, we were lucky to witness the peacock dance performed by 5-6 skilled dancers who, to the sounds of music performed a remarkable dance mimicking the peacock. The costumes, the choreography the music and the setting gave this 15 minute dance a reall sense of uniqueness. Inside the temple there... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Set in the hillside it is a beautiful temple. Very photographic best views from the walkway across to the lower temple. Easy to get to from the Gondola.There is another way up but there are lots of steps.Very peaceful and well looked after.

Thank 918teresah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Is quite tiring climbing the stairs as the temple had many stairs especially under the hot Sun but is worth trying cos we still can see the nice scenery.

1 Thank Alvin N
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a lovely temple, located on the Maokong mountain. The temple is easily accessible using the Gondola cable car. The temple offers a great view of the area and lovely interiors to match.

1 Thank TheShis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Very nice temple, with a great view on Taipei. You can visit it see the inside of the temple. There are quite few locals trying to sell things here and they are nice (they told me to go to see the waterfall behind, and it was very nice)

1 Thank Alexis F
Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Beautiful temple, located in the mountain near Taipei. It offers a great view to the city and Taipei 101. Definitely worth the visit.

1 Thank IZhelev
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

A good idea to jump off the gondola for a short visit of these temples (there are at least 3 large ones). The temples themselves are nicely maintained, flashing with golden buddhas, and the view over Taipei from the terraces is nice for pictures.

2 Thank JMGeneva
Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

during Chinese new year the fifth day is day for welcoming god of fortune , crowded people everywhere to ask the lucky money form temple , and wish the good fortunes find their way to them, interesting and typical human landscope to visit here

2 Thank Chengyi C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Zhinan temple is not so crowded,since it is located at Zhinan Mountain, where a little far away from the downtown. I arrived there by the Maokong, and walked to two main halls. Since the temple is at mountain, it is good to have nice view of Taipei City, and also good to take picture of Taipei 101.

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