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Address: No. 360 Zhixing Rd, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
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Phone Number: +886 2 2858 1281

honoring the Goddess Matzu

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Beautiful Old Temple with a scenic view

Heard about this temple a long time ago but never got around to visit it. Built in 1661 - Oldest Matzu Tempe in the North. It was a wonderful experience. A large complex... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Taipei Taiwan
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Taipei Taiwan
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Heard about this temple a long time ago but never got around to visit it. Built in 1661 - Oldest Matzu Tempe in the North. It was a wonderful experience. A large complex with many surprises. There is a new section on the right that has a God of Health (Medicine??) Cannot be photographed. But on either sides many other... More 

Thank nuttyazn
Helsinki, Finland
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167 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This temple is worth visiting, but it's quite far from the Taipei centre. You can take the MRT to Guandu and then bus R35 or S23 to Guandu Temple. Only visit if you have several days in Taipei. Both the landscape and temple buildings are interesting and take some time to walk through.

Thank constanttraveler2014
Singapore, Singapore
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76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I had decided to visit the Kuantu Temple after seeing some of the reviews online. Previously I had visited other temples in Taiwan and realised their scale can be pretty impressive, thus has included this temple in my itinerary. The temple is huge. About 3 levels. The architecture of the temple is magnificent with very intricate carvings and sculptures. What... More 

Thank PCSim
Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The buildings are beautiful and very ornate.All the buildings are different. Do climb up to the gardens for a great view.We were lucky to hear a local group of women chanting which added to the atmosphere.East to get to on MTR and then a short taxi ride or a 20 min walk through the town.

Thank 918teresah
Colchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This a truly amazing temple, which is a visual feast everywhere you look. I went a Sunday so it was busy with worshippers and tourists, but the whole place is on lots of levels, so climb some of the steps and get a birds eye view of this temple - it is well worth the effort. As others have said,... More 

1 Thank ExaminerUk
Manchester, New Hampshire
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117 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This temple is impressive and very huge. There are many things to see inside, including a large number of statues. The crafting of the temple is impressive. It is very popular so expect crowds. There are some good places to eat nearby and it is near the metro station. Also, it is near a beautiful riverside bike/walking path that is... More 

Thank Calvin C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I had not been to Guandu in 25 years. With the subway and using the maps on my mobile phone, I walked right to this. It is very close to the subway. I visited it to see my old neighborhood and so I enjoyed it. There are several restaurants and a McDonalds nearby as well. Also at the same subway... More 

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Weihai, China
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106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I have seen a lot of temples in the five years I have lived in China. This must be one of the most intricately decorated. Every part of it is beautifully designed with animals, motifs, and characters. The most unusual part was a tunnel to the right of the main temple that extends to the back. The temple is free... More 

Thank David B
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I was just amazed by, not only the design, but the size of this area. A great impressive temple, with just stunning design and art with a mountain to "climb" through stairs in the back. One beautiful place to shut off the mind and just let go. The view from up there is awesome! Only 4 bc its a busy... More 

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103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Guandu temple is a beautifully temple. The temple itself is beautiful of architectures. Lots of goddess and other Buddha statues. A must visit when you are in Taipei.

Thank Goh P

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