One of the many Confucius temples across Taiwan and China, the Taipei Confucius Temple not only honors one of the greatest philosophers of all time but showcases one of the Master’s teaching- simplicity.
Designed by the famous architect Wang Yi-Chuan (creator of Taipei Longshan Temple too), spanning a total of 17,100 sq. meters, exploring the Confucius Temple offers a calmness that is enjoyable and sometimes seldom experience on a busy city like Taipei.
Established in 1742 and awarded as UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award in 2003, Bao-an Temple is usually visited by people praying for good health or recovery from illness.The temple deity is Baosheng Dadi, said to be a known 9th century doctor and revered for his healing powers.
Requiring a quarter century to complete, with every materials used mostly imported from Mainland China, Bao-an Temple architectural style not only showcase the usual grandeur expected from Chinese temples but the architectural style of early settlers.
To reach both temples, take the MRT Red Line (Damsui/Tamsui Line) to Yuanshan Station. I highly recommend to skip the other night markets and pay a visit to this two magnificent temples.