Longshan Temple and Bopiliao Historical Block

Cultural & Theme Tours in Taipei

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Come and join this interesting tour to discover popular Taiwanese street food at the Huaxi Night Market and explore the culture of Taoism by visiting the famous Longshan Temple, built 278 years ago.
Taoism has been passed down for more than 2,500 years. It is an original religion in China which originated from the nature worship. Then, it turned out to a way to offer sacrifice to our ancestors. There are many gods and goddesses who are in charge of different wishes, such as marriage, babies, and good luck for passing an important test with flying colors. Can you believe that? Your professional guide will tell a lot of stories about Taoism, Longshan Temple, and the meanings for each God or Goddess. You will be explained the ceremonies, including the usage of incense sticks and taboos for temple visiting. Also, your guide will take you to Taiwan Historic Education Center: the Bopiliao Historical Block.For quintessentially Taiwanese retro style, the Bopiliao Historical Blockis a must-visit. This tourist attraction combines Qing Dynasty street architecture with a Japanese-era archway, along with structures used in the shooting of the Taiwanese period movie Monga  and mural art introduced during the block’s restoration. The combination is one of tradition and innovation.Then, after this meaningful tour, you may choose to upgrade to the dinner option:The details of the dinner option are as follows:  Your guide will take you to one of the famous night markets in Taipei, Hwaxi Night Market, for dinner. You may choose a 5-course dinner in a stir-fried store where Taiwanese's first choice for friend gathering. Or you may taste the best local dishes which local people highly recommend, including Oyster Omelet and Rice with Stewed Pork. You can also drink Fresh Squeezed Juice made of tropical fruits. Enjoy the real local life in Taiwan! (Guide and fresh squeezed juice only. Foods and alcohol are excluded.)

What’s included

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Professional English-speaking guide

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Dinner included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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