Zi Nan Temple

Zi Nan Temple, Zhushan

Zi Nan Temple
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David H
Union City, CA8,033 contributions
A family trip
Dec 2019 • Family
This is a well known temple to give away “seed money” or let people borrow some seed money to make you rich. I just watched it from the TV few days ago but have not been here yet. Anyway, it’s a raining Sunday when we drove down here. It’s a small temple (actually much smaller that I had expected) but full of people, it’s so crowd that you almost need to squeeze in to worship or pay your respect to the gods. Interesting to find a lot of so called “ FREE” parking on your way to the temple. I was told it’s not really FREE because they expect you to buy stuff there to go to the temple. The symbol “logo” of the temple is the “gold hen with gold egg”. We bought one and had it prayed for our mom.
Written December 30, 2019
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Ping L
Timaru880 contributions
Only for the locals...
Dec 2019
If you were one of those unsuspecting travellers such as myself, you would be rather bemused with the arrangements here. However, locals don't think so. Zi Nan Temple is known all over Taiwan as a hotspot for believers to ask for luck and fortune from the local Deity. The whole idea is that you would ask the local Deity for a loan through a ritual of throwing "dice" of chance, and the "dice" would indicate to you how much loan the Temple is willing to grant you. And with the money that you have gotten, you would then put it into good use for investment purpose, and after one financial year is over, if you are being successful, then, you would return to the Temple to repay the loan and at the same time, paying back dividend to the Temple as a mean of showing gratitude. Here, you are expected to burn the incense and the paper money but due to its popularity, you only need to set your paper money aside and that the staff would help you with that later on. For business people, they would part with TWD of 3,600 to get a statue of a lucky chicken from the Temple, and that they would display the local symbol at their place of work for good luck. All the rituals here would mean naught for overseas visitors but for those of you that are interested in local culture, this is a Temple worth visiting to understand what made the local community ticks. Commendable visit.
Written December 24, 2019
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Clare L
37 contributions
Zi Nan Temple
Sep 2016 • Family
It's pray for work and friendship all getting well.... I got $300 and return$500 ... that's kind of a rule, When you take money of temple and you gonna return more money back to temple
Written September 7, 2016
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
A tiny temple and cramped
Feb 2016 • Couples
I didn’t learn much about this temple as we were walking around ourselves without our guide. I found this temple but could barely enter nor did I want to enter as I saw how crowded this temple was. Other temples are crowded but still allow some room to walk. This temple was crowded with no room to walk around in. It wasn’t even that highly decorated but it must have been important. It could be that everyone was asking for prayers of luck and health with the Spring Festival to come in a few days. If you travel in Lukang, this is one of the few times I urge to get a guide so you can understand the significance of each building and it will give deeper meaning.
Written February 15, 2016
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huec0725
Johor Bahru, Malaysia14 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
人很多,多到不知道要怎麼拜,只好在一旁看虔誠的信徒拜拜,唯一覺得酷的是那個化金祇的地方,仿佛有個吸力很強的機器很有規律的把金祇吸進去,大家記得要看這神奇的景象。還有,記得摸摸大公雞哈哈
A popular temple, if you you have extra time slot, here is a good choice to visit. But here is nothing to do besides praying.
Written December 21, 2015
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Shanaka2014
Kaohsiung, Taiwan1,096 contributions
" A brake point, on the way to Sun Moon Lake"
Oct 2015 • Family
Zi Nan Temple, is devoted to "Thai san eye" or in English Money God,
Big crowds come here to pray for wealth
Other than the temple, lot of locals selling drinks, eats, souvenirs ect,
Check the uploaded photos for more details!
Written October 4, 2015
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