Beiji Temple

Beiji Temple, West Central District

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.

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Bryan H
Portland, OR1,763 contributions
Suddenly, there was the temple ...
Dec 2018 • Couples
Had been looking for this temple the day before and couldn't find it, and suddenly (as the case can be with these things), suddenly when we were looking for another temple, this one appears! So, we cross the street and go in It isn't particularly noteworthy in any way ... having all the standard features. Like many of the temples in town, it has a well-equipped toilet in the back, which came in handy. The day we went, there were only a couple people worshiping, so I felt comfortable in exploring more than I usually do in these situations. There were a group of women practicing a ritual of some sorts, which we found compelling. If you find yourself walking by this temple (which LP doesn't list), poke your head in.
Written December 21, 2018
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,511 contributions
Small hidden temple
Dec 2018 • Business
I passed by this Taoist on the way to the 100 year old rice dumplings shop. The temple is in between the shop houses. The entrance is indented, so you will miss it easily.

The temple is rather small and simple, but looks very old and of historical significance

Saw many locals praying here.
Written December 5, 2018
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,987 contributions
Small temple
Nov 2018 • Solo
It is a small Taoist temple between buildings. It is very close to Tiantan. So, you can maybe take a look. The entrance gate with a tablet “Beijidian” is beautiful.
Written November 11, 2018
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