Xingtian Temple

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  • Phone:+886 2 2502 7924
  • Address:No.109, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10482, Taiwan View on Map
Located in Taipei's urban district, Xingtian Temple is also known as En Zhu Gong Temple. It is a temple that worships Guangong, and is well-known throughout Taiwan. It was founded by Huang Cong, a coal mine owner and Zhaijiao Buddhist believer. Xingtian Temple receives numerous pilgrims; the main temple is located in Taipei, and there are two other temple branches as well. Amongst them, the oldest and the one with the longest history is the Beitou branch, followed by the Sanxia branch, while the main branch is located in Taipei's Zhongshan District, and is the newest established temple. Taipei's Xingtian Temple has also become the Greater Taipei area's representative Guangong temple. The design of the temple door is the same as that of Taipei's Confucius Temple. The door does not feature any door god, and 108 stars are used to represent 108 deities, namely 36 heavenly stars and 72 earthly ones. Xingtian Temple tends to be polytheistic in their worship of gods, with "en zhu" meaning "savior". In total there are 5 "saviors", headed by Guan Yunchang, who is also known as "En Zhugong". Therefore, Xingtian Temple is also often called "En Zhu Gong Temple". The Xuan Kong Library is also attached to the temple.  In addition to the general acceptance of worship by the public, there's also quite a few characteristics: there's no merit box, no sacrificial ceremonies, no burned gold paper, no acceptance of medals, no performances for the gods, no donations, and a prohibition on business. Despite being located downtown, it still possess wide and vast space. It has taken the lead in creating religious groups, furthermore establishing their welfare and public good in society. Even more commendable is their efforts toward environmental protections. Starting from 8/26/2014, a large censer and offering table is no longer provided in front of the temple. Worshippers therefore do not need to bring any offerings at all, and merely need to hold their hands together and pray earnestly. 

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Opening Hours
Everyday 04:00-22:00

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Transportation
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Yuanshan Interchange → Jianguo N. Rd. Sec. 3 → Minquan E. Rd. Sec. 2
Public
Take the THSR or TRA to Taipei Station, transfer to the MRT to Xingtian Temple Station.