Fahua Temple

Fahua Temple, West Central District: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Fahua Temple Reviews: 4/5

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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.

10 reviews
Very good

Bryan H
Portland, OR1,763 contributions
Difficult to find ...
Dec 2018 • Couples
The LP map on the temple tour makes it sound as if the street is on a major street, but really it (temple and monastery) are on a back alley way kind of avenue, away from the traffic and hubbub of the major arteries. I happen to choose a "short cut" that turned out to be the exact road one needed to take to get there, but I really didn't know it at the time. The vibe of this place is a big expansive complex that is falling apart and virtually deserted. But, we still liked going!
Written December 21, 2018
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,731 contributions
Lots to see
Sep 2016
For some reason, Lonely Planet describes this spot as the 'remains' of a former temple. In fact, although it's in poor shape and needs a visit from the restorers, it's anything but remains and is in fact very active. Plus, there's a lot to see. They're building new facilities next door, which are already partially complete and the modern wing is just as interesting as the ancient site. The golden buddhas are stunning and well worth seeing, but the side path the complex is located on is a bit tricky to find. Persevere. It's worth it.
Written September 24, 2016
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