Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple
Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,144 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a fascinating temple. The entrance is not at all obvious but once you enter it is a cacophony of sounds and a medley of smells and colors. Cheng Huang Temple is one of the oldest temples on the island and is enduringly popular. The temple does not have magnificent statues, but it seems to gain its popularity by answering the prayers of the faithful. By the way, the temple's fish ball soup and vermicelli noodles are famous and many visitors visit mainly for the food.
Written January 31, 2020
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boocat149
BC58 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited Chenghuang Temple in the evening through an entry other than the front door so I have no information on how to find the temple from the street. I thought this oldest temple in Taiwan small but it may just be the floor plan
After viewing the holy areas we walked through a hallway to an indoor area where many stalls are selling food. It was very crowded so we had to wait to be jammed in at a small table. If you cannot read the menu you may wish to determine your dinner by looking at the food on display at the stalls. My hosts ordered food totally foreign to me including congealed duck blood. This was my first meal in Taiwan which introduced me to what I consider to be strange foods. Incidentally, if you -- like me have not mastered chop sticks - be sure to pack a fork when you travel, If you forget there are a number of stores where utensils may be bought.
Written January 23, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,144 contributions
Sep 2020
Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple is a centre for worship in Hsinchu, in central Taiwan. It dates from the Ching Dynasty (1644 - 1911. It was an important place of worship during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945. The temple is dedicated to Cheng Huang, he city god. Mainly people pray for batter lives, or to avoid floods and drought. It is an interesting temple, it has 12 festivals a year. The festivals are interesting, everyone with an open mind is welcome.
Written November 25, 2020
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Ser_chng
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
Dec 2012 • Friends
There is a quite a number of food stalls surrounded the temple, one of them is a famous 100 years stall selling rice noodle and 肉圆, the rice noodle has a great texture to it. It's a great place for foodie to explore!
Written December 23, 2012
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Eroslkh
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
It is probably not the Temple (structure was obscured) that is attraction but its vicinity. This is where the famous local delights, Kon-yuan/bak-yuan and lor-bak png (rice). It is said that if one did not try these dishes, you have not been to Hsinchu. Besides, local there are many local pastries around the temple. Venture into the side lane wet market, you have a total different experience. You may pick-up some products in the market even.
Written May 30, 2012
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mainmanpeter
San Jose, California, USA5 contributions
Feb 2013 • Business
worth the walk; about 20 minutes from the Ambassador hotel. Walking is the best way to get a feel for the place. You can walk right in - usually people are walking around with handfuls of smoking incense sticks, honoring the Gods and asking for intercession. Try the food in local stands - there are lots of little places right in front.
Written February 5, 2013
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Asoupcan
Hsinchu, Taiwan1,258 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
This temple is centrally located in the heart of the throbbing metropolis of Hsinchu. Finding your way past all of the food vendors offering truly authentic Taiwanese treats, snacks, and meals, you'll arrive at a the traditional temple. Citizens will be entering and exiting, praying, and doing "bie bie" (the traditional method of offering up to ancestors). Be at the center of the Taiwanese community at this temple and feel the feels, smell the smells, and see the sights of authentic traditional Taiwanese culture.
Written January 25, 2013
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EGTA
Tualatin, OR50 contributions
Aug 2012 • Solo
This appears to be a place of worship more than a tourist-oriented spot. People there are involved in their religious practice, involving incense and wooden shapes that get thrown on the ground. Along with the statues of gods, there are structures that look like beehives that were interesting. While there were signs in English about the temple, it didn't feel appropriate to take photos inside at the time I was there. It felt like a special honor to be able to peek around the periphery and see the temple.

What makes this at least a half day trip is the surrounding shopping. Head the right way and you stumble into the areas of pop-up markets with food, shoes, accessories, clothes, a bit of everything. There is an actual coffee shop (with air conditioning) across the street from the Temple when the walking gets to be too much. It resembles a museum, with interesting coffee-making machines and supplies along the walls. Coffee was cheap, and no one seemed to mind that an overheated American was taking her time at a table.
Written August 30, 2012
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bigtupai
Singapore, Singapore166 contributions
Jun 2012 • Business
There are many food stalls around the temple but many are selling the same stuff. Food is quite cheap and you can have a full meal overthere. There are many shops selling clothes, biscuits, shoes around there as well.
Written June 28, 2012
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Robert W
Singapore, Singapore1,618 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Interesting setup and a must see on Hsinchu. It’s not easy to locate the temple; as it’s well nestled inside the food market. Try looking for the gate which will well lead you to the temple ... if you’re not distracted with the local fare along the way. Do go into the temple but be respectful as there are prayers going on. At times, the incense smoke can be over bearing for some; but it’s the tradition and Way prayers are offered. Just keep in mind that respect begets respect. Just outside temple; food fare starts. All looks good and it’s just a case of how much one can eat. It’s amazing as one can get a good range of food at one place . Just outside the temple on the left and In front of the Golden Buddha temple; try the fishballs or meat balls ( stuffed with meat ) ; rice , bee Hoon. It’s 👍. Walk along the the area and am sure one will be able to pick more snacks. It can be crowded so skills and patience is needed to secure a seat and the food. Enjoy ...
Written December 24, 2018
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