Fong Shen Temple

Fong Shen Temple, West Central District: Address, Fong Shen Temple Reviews: 4/5

Fong Shen 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.

14 reviews
Very good

Kingston upon Thames, UK1,142 contributions
Interesting temple
Oct 2015
This temple is quite interesting but very similar to the casual visitor to the many other temples in the city. It appeared to be poplar with local worshippers.
Written October 13, 2015
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Tainan, Taiwan1 contribution
Tiny temple with big stories
Jun 2015 • Friends
Out of all the temples in Taiwan, this was the first that made me feel deeply connected to the local history and geography. It's located in the old Five Channels district, and in front of the temple, you can see where the water used to run through this area, and be transported back in time when the Chinese officials set foot on this strange land and felt so relieved that they made it.

Inside the temple, we can see the Thunder God and Lightning Goddess, and there's an interesting folktale about their relationship. All in all, it's it's a must-see destination for those who want to learn about the city's roots.
Written July 7, 2015
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Tainan, Taiwan481 contributions
Only one temple worship for god of wind
Nov 2014 • Friends
The temple was built in Ching Dynasty and bulit the pavillion later on for welcoming governors from China. The light of this temple was re-designed few years ago as in-direct form which is more friendly to night visitor and neighborhood. The only specialty of this temple is the one and only temple worship for god of wind.
Written April 28, 2015
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