Wen Wu Temple

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Wen Wu Temple
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Larry-Calif
San Francisco, CA321 contributions
GOOD LUCK TEMPLE
Dec 2019 • Friends
Wenwu Temple venerates both the patron gods of civil and martial affairs in the same temple complex.. It is comparatively rare to have temples venerating both. Wen Wu temples were patronised by those in the Ming and Qing dynasties seeking success in the Imperial examinations, which were divided into civil and military examinations.

The temple consists of three halls. The first hall, located on the second floor of the front hall, is a shrine devoted to the First Ancestor Kaiji and the God of Literature. The central hall is devoted to Guan Gong, the God of War, and the warrior-God Yue Fei. The rear hall is dedicated to Confucius.

In the courtyard between the front hall and middle hall two bronze artwork relief illustrated two groups of occupation. One panel is scholars and literate workers and other panel is the warriors and soldiers. It was very beautiful to see and it places everything in perspective.

If I were to take an Imperial examination, I would offer my prayers at the GOOD LUCK TEMPLE ... at Wenwu Temple.

Note: The water closet is to the left of the first landing)
Written November 27, 2020
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OrderintheHouse
Brisbane2,130 contributions
We stood in awe at the tremendous talent of master craftsmen on show here in this Temple.
Jan 2020
In January 2020 my wife and I included a 6 night Wendy Wu private tour of Taiwan as part of our 18 day Asian trip we arranged to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our Taiwan tour took in Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Tainan and Kaohsiung.

Our time at the beautiful Sun Moon Lake included a most enjoyable visit to the very ornate and impressive Wen Wu Temple on the lake’s northern side.

The temple consists of three halls. The first hall, located on the second floor of the front hall, is a shrine devoted to the First Ancestor Kaiji and the God of Literature. The central hall is devoted to Guan Gong, the God of War, and the warrior-God Yue Fei. The rear hall is dedicated to Confucius.

We visited some lovely temples throughout our Taiwan adventure and we would view the Wen Wu Temple at Sun Moon Lake as one of the best.

The temple is built on a hillside. To make for an less strenuous visit we started from the top and climbed down the steps rather than climbing up with our driver picking us up at the lower entrance after our visit. Our visit to the temple commenced from the top of the hill at a rather ornate green stone symmetrical wall with four feature panels and three large openings that lead you to vantage points where imposing views of the Lake can be enjoyed. This wall was flanked by two tall “totem pole” like structures. From here we progressively climbed down steps to the entrance of the temple several metres below visiting each of the temple halls featuring lovely decorated features, one of the best being the statue of Confucius.

Along the way we were able to see some exquisite marble engraved panels each having a special story to tell. The carved out people characters appeared so life-like. This was craft work of the highest order. For me these marble engravings were the highlight of our visit. We stood in awe at the tremendous talent of master craftsmen on show here.

On reaching the lower main entrance at the bottom of the hill we marvelled at the ornate Gateway and Ceremonial Arch made of green stone. From here we gained further spectacular panoramic views of the picturesque Sun Moon Lake. At the entrance to the front hall there is a huge burner. There are 5 doors to this hall and people do not enter from the central door which is reserved for the gods. People enter from the right door and exit from the left door.

The Temple has a very good gift shop which is well worth a visit. There is a wide range of souvenirs available for sale here at fair prices.

Unfortunately our time was limited and we were unable to view the renowned Year of Steps at the base of the Temple. The Year of Steps has 366 steps covering a distance of 150-metres symbolizing the 366 days in a year (including an extra day in a leap year) and is worth a visit. Never mind, what we saw and experienced at the Wen Wu Temple was still very enjoyable and memorable.
Written April 25, 2020
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Edward Lee
Singapore, Singapore527 contributions
Great temple with nice lake view
Dec 2019 • Family
Temple with long history.
Main 2 deities 关公,孔子
You may also donate NT$2000 to engrave your name on the wall tiles.
Written December 10, 2019
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John A
Ann Arbor, MI440 contributions
Amazing sunsets and incredible temple
Dec 2019
This place is so peaceful with amazing marble engravings and other art work around the temple. The sunset views make all the more serene.
Written December 3, 2019
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Xueyan D
Wuhan, China1,462 contributions
Guang Gong and Confucius
Nov 2019 • Friends
Beautiful Taoist temple, rebuild not long ago.
The temple is divided in mainly two parts, the front part dedicated to the god Guang Gong (or Guang Yu) and the second to Confucius.
Written November 18, 2019
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ntguy
Brossard, Canada760 contributions
An impressive temple with a beautiful view on Sun Moon Lake
Nov 2019 • Couples
A temple you cannot miss while visiting Sun Moon Lake. Very impressive with 4 levels each one contains many beautiful carving telling the story and military prowess of Wenwu. From the top level you can admire beautiful views of the Sun Moon Lake afar.
Written November 6, 2019
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Nastame
Harrogate, UK1,681 contributions
Lovely temple
Oct 2019 • Solo
Especially nice when viewed against the lake and also lit up at night. Some nice intricate carvings and designs. The colours are lively.
Written October 28, 2019
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Nigel H
Harrogate, UK27 contributions
Attractive temple....marred by tourist behaviour.
Oct 2019
This is an attractive temple with some really attractive and intricate designs. The colours are splendid and the temples themselves are interesting. Particularly the top one with Confucius. The backdrop of the lake also helps it's attractiveness to visitors. But here in lies the problem. On arrival there was a group of seven repeatedly doing star jumps for photographs, there was a group of 6 or 7 noisy youngsters, and across the road microphones singing creating noise pollution with some loud and noisy and unnecessary singing. I'm an Atheist, but at least I can respect the culture and religion of these sites and behave properly. Do not come to these sites unless you can behave with respect and dignity.
Written October 28, 2019
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Tatt H
129 contributions
Temple at Sun And Moon Lake
Dec 2018 • Family
A historical place showing the picture of earth quake happen which hit the temple. Other than that is just a temple for praying.
Written October 7, 2019
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Jeffrey
Singapore, Singapore195 contributions
Just another temple
Sep 2019 • Family
Maybe I had been to many temple and to me this feels just like another temple. Just part of the day trip along Sun Moon Lake. Nice view of the lake
Written September 27, 2019
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