Longshan Temple was founded in 1738 and is just one or two stops away from Ximenting. I had a morning free on my own and went to this temple that is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. The temple was rebuilt in 1919, the completion date was in 1924 and it was bombed during the war. The miraculous fact was that though the main prayer hall of the temple was destroyed by the bombs, the statue of the Goddess of Mercy was untouched.
Compared with other temples that I have seen, the roof of the Longshan temple is less elaborately decorated, with dragons and phoenixes being the predominant motifs. However, the interior of the temple is embellished with beautiful carvings with exceptional bronze pillars, the only ones in Taiwan.
On either side of the main prayer hall are two towers - the drum tower on the left and the bell tower on the right. Incidentally I learned from our guide that when you enter a temple, you do so on its left side and exit on its right.