Hsing Tian Kong

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  • Address: 109, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +886-225027924
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture

Hsing Tian Kong - Review

Also known as the Xingtian Temple, this popular temple is a very common location on the list of places to see in Taipei. Dedicated to the Guan Yu, this temple is primarily devoted to commerce. The deity himself was a patron god for businessmen.

Built in 1967, this relatively young temple is famous for its modern architecture reminiscent of old world styles. Dragons are a thematic centre of the design of the temple and the total area covers over seven thousand square meters.

Hsing Tian Kong Information

  • Wear clothing that covers your shoulders and pants, shorts and skirts should reach below the knee.
  • Some temples ask you to remove shoes.
  • Remove hats and caps, turn off electronic devices, speak in low voices, never point at or touch statues and stand up to show respect to monks and nuns.
  • Also never eat at sacred places.

Hsing Tian Kong Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Hsing Tian Kong by Public Transport

  • Travel to Tamsui till Xingtian Station
  • By Bus: Buses 72, 74 and many more stop at Temple Row bus station
  • By Subway: Xingtian Temple Station is the nearest subway station.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi

Restaurants Near Hsing Tian Kong

  • Fifi – Taiwanese DA WAN BBQ
  • Barbeque, local flavors and products

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TripHobo Highlights for Hsing Tian Kong

  • Hsing Tian Kong Address: 109, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Hsing Tian Kong Contact Number: +886-225027924
  • Hsing Tian Kong Timing: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Hsing Tian Kong Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Hsing Tian Kong: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hsing Tian Kong

  • 51.99% of people who visit Taipei include Hsing Tian Kong in their plan

  • 36.51% of people start their Hsing Tian Kong visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Hsing Tian Kong

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

93.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hsing Tian Kong

People normally club together Martyrs' Shrine and Shilin Night Market while planning their visit to Hsing Tian Kong.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Hsing Tian Kong Trips

Hsing Tian Kong, Taipei Reviews

  • Searching for peace of mind also look for good luck? Hsing Tian Kong is one of the historic temple located in downtown Taipei that helps with this. Dedicated to Guan Yu, patron saint of businessmen.

  • The most popular Taoist temple in Taipei City, worth a visit for tourists, but you won't stay too long because there is not much to do on place.

  • God of Police, Gangsters, Prostitution, War and Literature. Home to Husband Gong, famously the God of Police, Gangsters, Prostitution, War and Literature, and protector of the Buddhist scriptures. Husband Gong is one cool dude. The connection, he swore an oath of brotherhood in a peach garden (see the novel Romance of the three kingdoms) and therefore is known for loyalty, the Police, Triads, War comrades are all brotherhoods, prostitution is a sisterhood, and Literature and Buddhism were latter bonuses to his illustrious career. This is one of the biggest temples in Taipei, so what it lacks in decoration or atmosphere, it makes up in size. Located just east of the red light district, a good place to go before visiting a lady of the night or scoring, but remember who he supports, so unless you know some scriptures and intend a night of naughtiness, don't forget to worship the other deities too. Take one stick of incense for each incense receptacle, introduce yourself to the deity, and pay respects by raising the incense to eye level and bowing 3 times before depositing your incense. In all, as a working rather than just a tourist temple, well worth a visit.

  • The most popular Taoist temple in Taipei City, worth a visit for tourists, but don't plan staying too long here because there's not much to do

  • They banned incense and paper money burning at this temple. A fantastic initiative that should be followed by all temples across Taiwan in an effort to improve the air quality and also to create a more healthy smoke-free environment for people that are doing their prayers.

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