Half-day Trip: Visiting temples and old towns in Taipei – Part 2

With this itinerary, you will visit important temple and cultural area, including Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Taipei Confucius Temple, Linji Huguo Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Shandao Temple and Yong Kang Street.


  • You can combine Part 1 with 2 in one day. There will be 10 destinations, the most famous temple, and the old towns in Taipei.
  • You can walk around the old town and cultural quarter and enjoy local delicacies.
  • Optimal itineraries, combining public transport and walking.

Estimated visiting time: Half-day (Starting from 13:00 – 20:00), from Tuesday to Sunday. (Except Mondays)

In the morning, you can visit other temples and famous old street in Taipei by this itinerary “Half-day Trip: Visiting temples and old towns in Taipei – Part 1”, which includes Longshan Temple, Qingshan Temple, Qingshui Temple, Taipei Mazu Temple and Dadaocheng old street.

Travel Tips: 

  • With this itinerary, you will visit temples and old streets to learn about the history, culture, folk beliefs, and local delicacies.
  • It is a very good idea to match this half-day trip with Visiting temples and old towns in Taipei – Part 1 (5 places).  
  • Temples are accessible to everyone. However, some temples do not allow photography inside the main shrine, but you can stand outside and take pictures.
  • During the tour, you should keep quiet to respect the shared space. At the same time, you need to pay attention to the notice boards for visitors or ask the volunteers if you can take pictures.
  • Besides, the schedule is designed for walking combined with public transport such as buses and MRT. So, you should wear comfortable but polite clothes and shoes.

6 Main destination in this itinerary (13:00 – 20:00)

1) Dalongdong Baoan Temple (保安宮) – 13:00
Visiting time: 30-45 minutes

The temple was built according to folk beliefs in 1805. UNESCO recognized the temple with the Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Conservation in 2003. Temple took 25 years to complete construction, and most materials were imported from China.

How to get there: From Dadaocheng Area, you can take bus number 300, 966, or Chong Qing Main Line at Liangzhou Chongqing Rd Bus Stop. Intersection. Then, get off at Jiuquan Chongqing Rd. Intersection and walk to Dalongdong Baoan Temple.

2) Taipei Confucius Temple (台北孔廟) – 13:45
Visiting time: 30-45 minutes

Confucius Temple represents one of the prevalent faith in Taiwan. This temple is very close to Dalongdong Baoan temple, and you just need to walk a few steps to the Confucius Temple.

3) Linji Huguo Temple (臨濟護國禪寺) – 14:45
Visiting time: 30-45 minutes

Linji Huguo Temple is the only remaining Japanese architecture temple in Taipei. The wooden main hall is stunning, ancient, and quiet. Following the way up the hill near the main entrance, the courtyard with a Japanese garden style is a place for people to rest and experience Buddhist philosophy.

How to get there: You can walk about 600 meters from Confucius Temple (Taipei Confucius Temple)

4) Hsing Tian Kong (行天宮) – 16:00
Visiting time: 30 – 45 minutes.

Hsing Tian Kong worships Guan Yu, the god of loyalty and saving people. Every day, people will come to worship and pray for peace and success in work.

How to get there: Board the MRT Yuanshan (R14) in front of the Linji Huguo Temple temple. Then, change to the orange line at Mingguan W. Rd station (R13 / O11) and get off the train at Xingtian temple station (O9) – Exit 3.

5) Shandao Temple (善導寺) – 17:00
Visiting time: 30 – 45 minutes.

Shandao temple is a large and famous temple with modern architecture in the center of Taipei City. In the past, this was a temple with Japanese architecture. Following the ups and downs of history, Shandao has become a Buddhist temple and a place for people to study Buddhism.

After sightseeing here, you can stop by to drink soy milk with assorted bread or cracker at Fuhang Soy Milk (阜杭豆漿) opposite the temple. The restaurant is trendy, so many customers are queuing up every day. However, you may have to wait about 20 – 40 minutes.

How to get there: From Hsing Tian Kong, take the MRT at Xingtian temple station (O9) and change to the blue line at Zhongxiao Xinsheng station (O7 / BL14). Then, continue until Shandao Temple Station (BL13) – Exit 6.

6) Yong Kang Street (永康街) – 18:30

Yong Kang Street is a neighborhood gathering Taiwanese delicacies. You can roam, experience the vibrant nightlife, eat and finish your journey here. You can visit suggested restaurants such as Din Tai Fung dim sum restaurant, Yong-kang beef noodle, and Tian Jin Onion Pancake (Tian Jin Onion Pancake). Besides, there are also coffee shops and some other local street food.

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau organized the Kang-Qing-Long area to attract tourists. This combines three streets, Yong Kang, Qingtian, and Longquan, to promote the local uniqueness, culture, and lifestyle.

How to get there: Take the MRT at Shandao Station (BL13) and change to the orange line at Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (O7 / BL14). Then, get off MRT at Dongmen Station (O06 / R07) – Exit 5 and walk to the Yong Kang neighborhood.

You can travel around the Taipei City to visit other religious places and old street here – “Half-day Trip: Visiting temples and old towns in Taipei – Part 1”.

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