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Interesting temple

This is the first Taoism temple dedicated to the Chinese Jade Emperor, who is the king of the gods... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
588phis
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Well attended temple

One of the most popular temples in tainan. With horn blasts whistles fortune tellers and tons of... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2016
MastG
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London
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Nov 30, 2018
“Interesting temple”
4 weeks ago
“One of our favorite Tainan Temples!”
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No.16 Alley 84, Sec 2, Zhongyi Road, Tainan, Taiwan
West Central District/ North District
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temple visiting is a very subjective thing, no? If you are struck by the atmosphere as special, maybe it's just you ... or maybe there's something in the location that people find compelling. We found this Taoist temple particularly welcoming and atmospheric. This temple is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

This is the first Taoism temple dedicated to the Chinese Jade Emperor, who is the king of the gods. The temple is hidden in a back street. The temple was built about 150 years ago but still very well maintained and clean. The temple has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Although it is called Tiantan, this one is much smaller than that of Beijing. It is said that Koxinga reverences the God in this place. A tablet with the character “one” is famous.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

Better known as the Altar of Heaven, this multi faceted temple is another must see on the Tainan visitor list. There is a lot to see but you need to seek some of it out as there are various buildings and staircases, some of which...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

One of the most popular temples in tainan. With horn blasts whistles fortune tellers and tons of incense this temple has atmosphere. Several shrines on different levels

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MastG
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited over 10 temples in Tainan and this was one of the most interesting. The temple was extremely popular with local worshippers and was packed when we visited in the early morning. There was also some kind of ceremony taking place outside the temple...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

One of the most visited temple here. There are numerous temples in Taiwan but this one is said to be the oldest. The temple was built in 1854 but the furnace was from the seventeenth. People often visit here to pray for something.

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Alien_Taiwan
Reviewed February 17, 2012

We went there today and really enjoyed ourselves. The pavement in front of the temple is marked out with parking slots for scooters so we could tell this was a popular one. It's got all the usual temple stuff but at the back there's an...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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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
...More
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