Hsingtien Temple

This is a young temple, with a simple and dignified appearance. The courtyard of hte temple is usually busy, with crowds of worshippers bowing their head or kneeling in devotion. The temple supplies free candles, and there is no donation box – a first for traditional religion in Taiwan!

Many believers feel that this is a very efficacious temple, and it is frequently thronged with people praying for help and seeking divine guidance by consulting oracle blocks. Even the pedestrian underpass outside the temple is filled with fortune tellers and vendors who take commercial advantage of the temple’s popularity.

  • Main deities: Kuan Kung: God of War
  • Year erected: 1967
  • Major Event: Chinese (Lunar) New Year.
  • Location: 109 minchuan East Rd, Sec. 2, Taipei
  • Telephone:
  • How to get there:
    • Bus: 5, 41, 49, 54, 63, 72, 74, 214, 222, 225, 277, 280, 283, 285, 286, 298, 502