Even if you only have a half day in Taipei make sure you get to the Longshan Temple! Its a stunning Buddhist temple with regular visitors and local parishoners. Founded in 1738 as a haven for Chinese immigrants from Fujian the settlers built Longshan in honor of Kuan-in the Buddhist goddess of mercy.
How to get to Longshan Temple
MRT Station: Longshan Station
Hours: 6am to 10pm
Longshan (alternately spelled Lungshan) was erected in the Manka district of Taipei. It was dedicated after the Lungshan temple in their home town and aptly named for the root temple.