Taipei Longshan Temple - Free Taiwan Cultural Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on April 27, 2018

*Feel Free to just show up at the tour start time or sign up at, even when the schedule shows unavailable* We are a group of adventure-seeking, fun-loving, easy-going travelers from Taiwan who want to share one of the greatest cities in the world! So step out and come hang! TourMeAway is an organization that provides entertaining & informative free walking tours in Taipei city every day by young & passionate local tour guides. Tours include the fundamental historical tour, the relaxing chill-out tour, and the mysterious temple tour. Last but not least, the pub crawl and night market tour allows you to enjoy the nightlife of Taipei with the cool and fun locals. TourMeAway, is a fun way to travel to Taipei.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

*Feel Free to just show up at the tour start time or sign up at*
*Please sign up only one person representing your party, we will have enough tour guides to accommodate the tour*

Uncover the essence of Taiwanese culture at Taipei's ancient Longshan Temple, a 300-year-old treasure nestled in the heart of the city's oldest district. Dive deep into the beginning of Taipei, the true Taiwanese way of life, the captivating tales of our folk gods, and their role in shaping the lives of Taiwanese believers.

Dive into the rich fabric of Taiwanese culture and history. Discover how our ancestors thrived in Taiwan and how they treated illnesses without doctors. Looking for a bit of extra luck? Longshan Temple, filled with colorful dragons, is home to over 100 folk gods who oversee everything from the sea to battles. Share your wishes with gods like Wenchang Dijun, known for helping with learning, and the Old Man Under the Moon, who brings couples together. Our guide will show you how to throw 'moonstones' and interpret messages from the heavens. Get your fortune read and learn about the temple's long history and the traditions of Buddhism and Taoism that have made it a beloved place for centuries.

Join us for an unforgettable journey as we discover the authentic spirit of Taiwan.

Major Stops:

Mengxia Park

Bopiliao Historical Block

Herbal Alley

Longshan Temple

Please consider our Old Town Tour and Pub Crawl for a complete Taipei experience:
Free Old Town Tour:
Classic Taipei Pub Crawl:
Hunger Game - Taipei Nightmarket Tour

Use promo code "GURU2023" to receive 20% OFF when checkout!

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  • Meeting point:
    No. 153號, Section 1, Xiyuan Rd, Wanhu...
    No. 153號, Section 1, Xiyuan Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
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    Tour guide with an orange badge. Longshan Temple MRT Station Exit No.1

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Aisyah 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
The guide is professional, and knowledgeable. I learn a lot during the walk. So far the best walking tour during my visit in Taiwan. I enjoy it a lot!
Christoph 20 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Fun tour, Jenni and Manu delivered insights about the historical and religious/philiosophical background. Great atmosphere in the temple by night.
Celia 14 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
It was very informative and fun. Would highly recommend to someone who doesn't now this temple and its history.
Mandy 07 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Thank you Bridget for the wonderful delivery of Taiwan, Taipei cultural heritage and history to the group. I truly enjoyed the whole tour experience. At the end of 2 hours, I've gained deeper interest on Taipei. Hope to see you in Taiwan again next time!
Mark 11 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Great tour with Brigit. Interesting mix of participants. Learned heaps of new things. Only bummer was that it was difficult to take good photos of the sites at night. Brigit even lead us thru a nearby night market after the tour ended. A good way to meet other travelers.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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