Taipei City gov't encourages festival activities with events
By Adam Tyrsett Kuo, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei's Department of Civil Affairs (DOCA, 民政局) has released a list of religious activities in temples across Taipei taking place from Chinese New Year until the Lantern Festival.
February 13, 2013, 1:28 am TWN
DOCA Commissioner Huang Lu Ching-ju (黃呂錦茹) said that there are many religious sites across Taipei with historical significance.
Dharma Drum Mountain's Nung Chan Monastery (法鼓山農禪寺) is a great choice for those who wish to quiet their minds during the New Year holiday, Huang Lu said, adding that students, on the other hand, may want to visit Taipei Wunchang Temple (文昌宮), which is dedicated to the eponymous Taoist deity of culture and literature.
Ciyou Temple (慈祐宮), in Songshan District, and Guangdu Temple (關渡宮), in Beitou District, which offers a scenic view of the Tamshui River, also attract a great number of Mazu followers, Huang Lu said, adding that Chih Nan Temple (指南宮), which is located on the slopes of Houshan (猴山), is a good choice for those who like to hike.