Come to Xingtian Temple to soak up the ambiance, take part in rituals performed by the blue-robed staff, and leave flowers and other devotional offerings. The Xingtian Temple features on half- and full-day sightseeing tours of Taipei, and can also be visited during private, customized itineraries. Visit the temple on a walking, bike, or Metro tour that typically cover other top Taipei landmarks such as National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Martyr's Shrine, Longshan Temple, and Taipei 101.
Things to Know Before You Go
As the temple is a functioning place of worship, ensure you wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.
Look up: the sprawling temple complex is known for its many dragon sculptures, as well as its traditional architectural style.
The Xingtian Temple provides a glimpse into spiritual folk practices in Taiwan; free candles are also provided for visitors.
Steps that lead to the interior of the temple means that its inaccessible to travelers with strollers and wheelchairs.
How to Get There
Xingtian Temple is located in Taipei’s Zhongshan District. To reach the landmark via public transport, take the Zhonghe-Xinlu Line to Xingtian Temple Station. Given its central location, it’s also possible to reach the temple on foot, or by bike or taxi.
When to Get There
Xingtian Temple is open from 4am-10pm daily. Note that the temple is often crowded; be prepared to wait in line during prime daytime visiting hours.
No trip to the Xingtian Temple is complete without visiting the aptly-named Fortunetelling Street, located in a subway station underpass at the intersection of Minquan E Road and Songjiang Road. The road features individual stalls run by fortune tellers and offers good people-watching opportunities; if you’d like a glimpse into your own future, some stallholders also speak English. Typical opening hours are from 10am-10pm daily.
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