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Activities in Taipei

Free Longshan Temple Night Tour

3 reviews | 39 travellers
Superb 3 hour visit with Vicky. Adorable, she was a top guide! Even beyond the visit, she offered to accompany us to the night market before leaving. I recommend !!
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Discover the most traditional neighbourhood in Taipei and all of Longshan Temple's secrets with this free night tour.

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. 

Important Information

When the tour ends you'll set the price with your tip, depending on your rating of the guide's service. 

Groups

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. 

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Price

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.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Expert English guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Longshan Temple Station