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Overview

The Taipei Taiwan Temple is the 31st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the third temple built in Asia and the first built in Taiwan. Situated just east of the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Ai-Kuo (Love of Country) Road, the Taipei Taiwan Temple stands out in its urban setting for its elegance and lofty spires. Adjoining the temple are other church buildings including the stake center for Taipei Taiwan Central Stake, patron housing facility, and office building. Mature trees, terraced landscaping, and a striking series of fountains beautify the surrounding grounds.

At the time the Taipei Taiwan Temple was dedicated, there were three stakes on the island. Twenty-five years later, membership had grown to ten stakes and two districts. At the dedication of the Taipei Taiwan Temple, President Gordon B. Hinckley noted that a prison once stood on the temple site. He taught that through the sacred ordinances of the temple, the Lord had provided a way to release souls from their spiritual prisons. Citizens of Taipei are so impressed by the beauty of the Taipei Taiwan Temple that it has been nominated as one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and studied numerous times by students of architecture.


Temple District

The Taipei Taiwan Temple serves members from 16 stakes headquartered in Taiwan:


  1. Chiayi Taiwan Stake
  2. Chung Hsing Taiwan Stake
  3. Hsin Chu Taiwan Stake
  4. Hualien Taiwan Stake
  5. Kaohsiung Taiwan North Stake
  6. Kaohsiung Taiwan South Stake
  7. Taichung Taiwan East Stake
  8. Taichung Taiwan South Stake
  9. Taichung Taiwan West Stake
  10. Tainan Taiwan Stake
  11. Taipei Taiwan Central Stake
  12. Taipei Taiwan East Stake
  13. Taipei Taiwan North Stake
  14. Taipei Taiwan South Stake
  15. Taipei Taiwan West Stake
  16. Taoyuan Taiwan Stake

Temple presidents

Notable temple presidents have included:

  1. Hsien C. Chen 2018–
  2. Shin Lu 2015–2018
  3. Yu Chen "Philip" Ho 2012–2015
  4. Harvey G. Horner 2009–2012
  5. Gerald H. Walker 2006–2009
  6. Jon N. Vawdrey 2003–2006
  7. Thomas P. Nielson 2000–2003
  8. Fan Hsieh 1997–2000
  9. Wei Wong 1993–1997
  10. Barton S. Gillespie 1990–1993
  11. Paul V. Hyer 1988–1990
  12. John W. Clifford 1984–1988

Access

Template:Main article Temple access is available to church members who hold a current temple recommend, as is the case with all operating Latter-day Saints temples. An adjacent visitors center is open to the public. An LDS Church meetinghouse is across the street on the East, which is also open to the public.


See Also

Taipei Taiwan Temple

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The Taipei Taiwan Temple is the 31st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the third temple built in Asia and the first built in Taiwan. Situated just east of the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Ai-Kuo (Love of Country) Road, the Taipei Taiwan Temple stands out in its urban setting for its elegance and lofty spires. Adjoining the temple are other church buildings including a stake center, patron housing facility, and office building. Mature trees, terraced landscaping, and a striking series of fountains beautify the surrounding grounds.

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