Jinhua Temple

Jinhua Temple, West Central District

Jinhua Temple
The area
Neighborhood: West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth. The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.

18 reviews
Very good

Bryan H
Portland, OR1,763 contributions
Day Market Temple ....
Dec 2018 • Couples
In the five canals neighborhood, we were looking for the Wind Temple (which I'm not sure we ever found) and instead stumbled upon the Jinhua Temple, which is the only temple so far that we have seen that is immersed in the hubbub of the day market, which was, as far as these things go, a fairly clean (smell and hygiene wise) food area. We found bananas there for a decent price. The temple itself is one of the smallest ones we've encountered and humble in its presentation. It's not part of the LP walking tour, but is listed on the Tainan city map of temple stops. Now ... if we could only find the wind temple?!?
Written December 21, 2018
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Kingston upon Thames, UK1,142 contributions
Small but interesting temple
Oct 2015 • Friends
This temple is relatively small but contains a number of interesting statues. When we visited there was no one else in the temple which was good for looking around the temple and taking photos without feeling you were intruding on the local worshippers.
Written October 13, 2015
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