Discover the most traditional neighbourhood in Taipei and all of Longshan Temple's secrets with this free night tour.
Free Longshan Temple Night Tour
We'll meet at the metro station near Longshan Temple, the star of our free night tour, at sunset.
From here, we'll go to Mengxia Park while we learn about the history of the Wanhua district. Taipei's oldest district, originating in the 18th century, is home to iconic temples, historic buildings as well as its first and largest tea shop. Next, we'll arrive at the historic centre of Bopiliao and Herb Lane, where you'll have the opportunity to admire the architecture in two of the neighbourhood's most picturesque areas.
We'll then arrive at the Buddhist temple constructed in the 18th Century by Chinese settlers: Longshan Temple. The beautifully decorated place of worship is regarded as one of the best examples of Taiwanese architecture. In fact, even when the temple was destroyed several times by natural disasters, the last time being during the Second World War, the local people devoted themselves to rebuilding it using donations from the community. You'll learn more about the temple's long history, and how it embraces a mix of religions under the same roof, these being the Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian faiths.
After visiting the temple we'll continue the tour through the Wanhua neighbourhood and explore interesting areas such as Snake Alley and Taipei's Red Light District. Our last stop on this free tour will be Huaxi Street Night Market, which is one of the liveliest areas of the city and the best place to sample Taiwanese delicacies.
When the tour ends you'll set the price with your tip, depending on your rating of the guide's service.
Groups with more than 6 people aren't admitted on this free tour. If your group is bigger than this please contact us.
Minors should be accompanied by adults. There should be a maximum of three minors per adult.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Expert English guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (7:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Longshan Temple Station
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.