ShiLin CiCheng Temple 士林慈誠宮

Purposely lost in the middle of Shilin Night Maket 士林夜市 searching for some more adventures for my palate, I suddenly found my self standing in front of a temple. Surprised to find a temple at the midst of Shilin I never thought that I’d be getting my fix of my first temple experience when I was thinking that I would not get to see even one.

It was a weird feeling as I enter a temple the first time. I walked very cautiously trying to look at the surroundings if there are any reminders that I should follow.

The statues and decorations are elaborately royal mixed with modern decorative lights the temple gave an uncertain atmosphere for a first timer like me. I don’t know really know what the temple is for but a lot of people come in to pray. I even tried to get some information about The ShiLin CiCheng Temple but there’s really not much information about it.

Nonetheless I was thankful that I got to have my first temple experience. It was not as grand and majestic as I envisioned it but it was a great experience after all.

I am just concerned about the litter around the temple coming from the market and the people coming to the temple. There were people also smoking at the stairs of the temple, I don’t really know anything about Buddhism or confusion-ism but if it was a church for my God I would want people to smoking or littering around it.

How To Get To The ShiLin CiCheng Temple

From Jiantan Station 劍潭 take a short walk along Wenlin rd. and turn left to Dadong rd., walk for a couple of blocks until you get to the Danan rd. cross road where you will turn left. The temple is just a few meters from that corner and you’ll see it on your right as you walk.

View Shilin CiCheng Temple directions in a  map

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iandelapena, the person behind the blog brownmantrips is a yuppie living in the metropolis who believes there is always something good to see everywhere in the world. This is his depository of travel memories for his not so good and maybe soon to fail memory, thus the travelogues in this blog.