Qingshan TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: No.218 Second Road of Fuyang Street, Taipei, Taiwan
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
One amongst numerous Qingshan Temples in Taipei, this particular temple is worth a special mention. The architecture of this temple adheres strictly to the architectural style that was prevalent around the time when it was built.
This temple dedicated to the deity King Qingshan is of great importance to the locals. It is said that when the temple was being built, the people of Taipei were suffering from an epidemic. Prayers dedicated to the god were a sure way of getting back to health and this belief has been carried through the ages even during the recent SARS epidemic in south East Asia. Thus the importance and popularity of the deity increases to a great level.
- You can schedule your trip such that it coincides with the Qingshan Festivals.
- Occasionally it is closed.
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95% of people who visit Taipei include Qingshan Temple in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
44% of people start their Qingshan Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Qingshan Temple
91.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Qingshan Temple
It is one of the four temples in north Taiwan which worship black-faced Qingshui Master, originated in the 10th century, as the Main God, and the largest and the most famous one is Sanxia Temple which was rebuilt in 1947. Quinshui Master was believed to be a monk, named Chen In, in the Sung Dynasty. Unlike Sanxia Temple, whuch has very artistic wood, stone, and cooper sculptures of birds and historical story figures, Banka Qingshui Temple does not have much animal or human figure sculptures and but it has excellent preservation of large and natural more-than-100-years-old stone steps and wood and stone pillars in simplicity, although the temple looks somewhat shabby and nothing unique from outside. The temple is in short walking distance from Dragon Mountain (Lungshan) Temple, about 7 minutes walking dusrance. Temple is small, but it is an active participant in Taoist and folklore religious parade activities. The temple also serve as the gathering playground for the locals, including occasional free movie show for the locals. Visitors can consider to include the Temple, Lungshan Temple, and Qinshan Temple, with Bopiliao Block and Huashi Night Food Market as an one-day trip place. From Taipei Train Station, visitors can take Taipei MRT BL Route and get off Lungshan Temple to reach the area easily. Visitors can also walk from Ximen shopping area to Wanhua district easily.
For movie buffs, this is "Temple Front" from the movie Monga. It's like stepping into a movie set and fans of Monga will love visiting here.
Though it feels underwhelming after Longshan Temple, Bangka Qingshui Temple appears better preserved. The painting of the roof sculptures is bright, and inside the log rafters are painted with traditional scenes and scenarios, also clear and bright. And this is a plus for weary travelers: this site is not packed with tourists, but peopled mainly the occasional worshipper.
Ancient Taoism / Buddhism temple established several hundred years ago. Its establishment is due to some historical reason and now it's a popular temple in old Taipei city.