Lungshan Temple of Manka

Lungshan Temple of Manka: Our most recommended tours and activities

Taipei: 4-Hour Morning City Cycling Tour

1. Taipei: 4-Hour Morning City Cycling Tour

Experience Taipei in a fun and a different way on a sightseeing tour by bike. This tour is a great way to orient yourself on your first day in the city or see the sights if you only have a short time to visit. Receive informative tips on restaurants, shopping, and nightlife for the rest of your stay. Over the course of 4 hours, complete a 15km cycling route around Taipei all on easy, well-maintained, flat paths.  Start the day by meeting your guide and enjoying a traditional Taiwanese breakfast. Get kitted out with your bike and start to pedal around the historic streets and traditional markets. Admire views of the grand architecture, immaculate temples, and more, as you listen to fun facts from your guide about the culture and history of the city as you go.

Taipei Night Tour & Din Tai Fung Steamed Dumplings

2. Taipei Night Tour & Din Tai Fung Steamed Dumplings

Explore Taipei at night and take in some of its most exciting sights on this 4-hour night tour. After meeting your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, head to the busiest commercial district of Taipei. See the iconic “Taipei 101”, once the tallest building in the world, shining at night. This skyscraper was once the tallest building in the world that reaches a height of 508 meters, towering over the skyline of Taipei. The building has 101 stories, with an observatory deck on the 89th floor, where the visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Taipei City. Not only that, it has one of the top 3 fastest elevators in the world; from the 5th to the 89th floor, it only takes 37 seconds. Next, enjoy dinner at the Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection Restaurant, Din Tai Fung, where you'll enjoy the world-renowned Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings). In addition to Xiaolongbao, a number of its signature dishes will be served, such as hot and sour soup, shredded pork fried rice, seasonal vegetable, etc. (menu items are subject to change according to seasonality and availability) Then, experience the bustling Raohe Street Tourist Night Market. If you still have room for dessert or snack after dinner, the dazzling array of food stalls in the night market won’t let you down! Black pepper bun, oyster vermicelli, spare ribs stewed in herbal soup, iced sweet glutinous rice dumplings and many more, will make you eat nonstop. Next, walk across the Rainbow Bridge, one of Taipei's colorful bridges, and take in the city lights on the other side of the river. Before your tour comes to an end back at the MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station. You will encounter Taiwan’s religious practices and culture at the Songshan Ciyou Temple. The temple was built in 1753, dedicated to “Black Faced Mazu”, Goddess of the Sea. The three tiered roof is richly decorated with Chinese traditional ornaments, such as the flying dragons and the figures of deities, featuring the Chinese myths; the ornaments are crafted with Koji Pottery.

Taipei: Walking Christmas Photography and Shopping Tour

3. Taipei: Walking Christmas Photography and Shopping Tour

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking colorful lights that adorn the streets every year in November and December, while the shops are spruced up and made festive with Christmas decorations. Visit the Xinyi Shopping District, the busiest shopping area in Taiwan. Take in a number of department stores, malls, and high-end restaurants that are located in this area. Behold the lovely window displays that are designed with fantastic winter themes. Take advantage of the photogenic Christmas installations of department stores and malls that will make your cameras busy. While in the area, visit the Taipei 101 Mall that adjoins the skyscraper anchored by numerous luxury retailers to not only satisfy your shopping cravings but also feast your eyes on their fascinating displays. Continue with a visit to Bellavita Mall, commonly known as “the mall for socialites”. Enjoy this mall that provides a luxurious shopping experience with exquisite wide open spaces and elegant interior design. The Christmas display showcases a different winter scene yearly and never ceases to amaze. After lunch, visit the oldest temple in Taipei, Lungshan Temple, and learn about the differences and similarities between the cultures of Taipei. Finally, embrace the opportunity to take Insta-worthy photos at Christmasland in New Taipei City. Christmasland covers a huge area, making it one of the biggest Christmas markets in Asia. Every year Christmasland is held under a different theme, and with illuminated skywalks, life-size statues of cartoon characters, amusement rides, and themed shops, it becomes a playground that appeals to all ages. The tour will end with a drop-off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station around 21:00.

Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

4. Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

Discover Taipei on this guided tour of the city and learn about the city's rich history, both past and present. After the pickup, visit the Grand Hotel, the first five-star hotel in Taiwan and learn why it has a secret channel. Then, head to the National Palace Museum, one of the world’s largest museums with a rich collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks through 8,000 years of Chinese civilization. Continue on to visit the fascinating neighborhood of Dadaocheng, where streets and alleys present you with a mix of history and present, tradition and modernity. Then, marvel at the atmospheric Dihua for its chic cafés, traditional shops, and mini art galleries. Move on to the monument Cheng-en Gate, which was built hundreds of years ago and is one of the five historic gates in Taipei. Have a lunch break at Taipei's most robust Ximending Commercial District, where you can find Michelin-starred food, street performance, and unique Taiwan goods. After the lunch break, experience Taiwan’s religious practice and culture in Lungshan Temple, where the locals pray and ask for God's blessing by tossing the divining blocks. Later, go to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument honoring the former President Chiang that can’t be missed. Watch the guard-changing ceremony in the hall, and see their impressive movements in front of Chiang Kai-shek’s giant statue. End the tour with a visit to Taipei 101 Mall. The skyscraper beside it is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Go to the top and enjoy the panoramic view of Taipei city from the observatory deck.

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

5. Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it. On this private tour, experience authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host will guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods. Back in the tranquil, relaxed street life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet bean curd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town.  No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here - the authentic Taipei. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host will be a true local and can give you great advice.

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What people are saying about Lungshan Temple of Manka

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 95 reviews

This is an amazing tour run by a fascinating woman June. She walks you around the temple and the narrow streets explaining all about the history and culture. It was so interesting to talk with her about lots of different matters and she even invited me to join her to meet her friends! I absolutely loved this tour and learned so much! Definitely recommend this tour to anyone! Tip: try the bitter tea! ;)

As a solo traveler, it was a very enjoyable experience to walk through a bit of Taipei’s cultural history. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one experience which allowed a more personable and pleasant experience. Walking through old alleys such as Herb Land and the nearby old market was interesting and insightful to the city’s growth.

Perfect start to our trip to Taiwan. Good explanations, lots of background information. Very understandable. Very very personable tour guide. Well-chosen sights. All in all: only recommendable. Thank you, Agnes

Incredible

The pick up was on time, Felix was a great tour guide. He really knows a lot and the tour was very well put

I recommand you this tour with June. It was great!!! She is so nice and interresting.