Cultural Tour of Taipei is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Wanhua, Taipei City, Taiwan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

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From Temple to Temple (Longshan Temple, Confucius Temple, Dalongdong Bao'an Temple) Mengjia, now renamed the Wanhua District, is the oldest part of Taipei, with old temples, old streets, old academies, narrow gates, and traditional industries that offer a diverse variety of historical materials for study. In this district, a number of traditional industries such as Chinese medicine stores and paper stores selling paper products that are burned for the deceased. Here, you can also experience first-hand the production of Buddhist sculptures and embroidery in the Buddhist paraphernalia stores on Xindiantou Street, which boomed along with the establishment of a large number of temples in the area. Longshan Temple, established in 1740, is among Taiwan's oldest and most famous temples. It is devoted to the worship of Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, and other deities. The temple consists of a front hall, rear hall, and right and left wings. The layout is orderly and serene. Due to natural disasters and human damage, the temple has been restored several times. The doors, beams, and pillars are beautifully decorated; the front court is graced by a pair of bronze dragon pillars, and the middle court by four pairs. The walls and ceilings are covered by exquisite sculptures as well as many Chinese poems, verses, and lyrics that a rich literary atmosphere.

You can probably walk from Long Shan Temple to the Confucius Temple (stop #2), but the recommended route would be to take the metro. Taipei's metro is easy to navigate, and very efficient, and will get you there quickly. The tour could be done in a single day, but also possible to break it into 2 half days.

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Wiwid Buaphuean
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Not as good as expect

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Victoria R
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This was a nice city walk. I veered off the road indicated on the map here, where it turns toward the river. If you cross the overpass to walk along the river, there are some nice views, lots of wildlife and lots of other people walking/biking.

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Roger Lee
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Roger Lee
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Roger Lee
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