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Address: No.63 Zhongshan Raod, Riyue Village, Yuchi County, Nantou, Taiwan
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+886 4 9285 5122

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Literally translated, Wen means Literature and Vu means War/ Martial Arts. The temple certainly deserves a visit. It has great architecture, large areas of delicate carving with... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Literally translated, Wen means Literature and Vu means War/ Martial Arts. The temple certainly deserves a visit. It has great architecture, large areas of delicate carving with splendid vantage point overlooking Sun Moon lake at the top. The central hall is devoted to Guan Gong, the God of War - Vu. The rear hall is dedicated to Confucius - Wen.... More 

2 Thank Kanku9
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This Budhist Temple overlooks Sun Moon Lake and is quite large with lots of stairs. But the climb is definitely worth it. The colors are magnificent, the incense rising toward heaven, and one can feel the peacefulness all around you.

Thank clairmontjeff
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Impromptu visit to this temple as we were driving to Sun Moon Lake. Temple well maintained and clean. Went to pray and burn incense. Also bought some bells for making wishes. No other things to do but loved taking photos of the scenery.

Thank Tramell C
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

This was one of our visits when we visited Sun Moon Lake. It was one of our stop overs as we drove around the lake. The Temple is big and majestic as it overlooks the lake. The temple is built against the mountain slopes and hence there is quite a bit to climb and see. The wall carvings are beautiful... More 

1 Thank Vigswaminathan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Beautiful temple, and if you get a good tour guide, he/she will tell you of the history and the artefacts in the temple. Do not let the fact that it is a temple deter you, we enjoyed the architecture so much

Thank tango122008
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

A must see temple around Sun Moon Lake. Beautiful giant red lions on each side of the stairs leading to the temple. Great picture opportunity. At night its also well lit.

1 Thank smenne
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

This temple is dedicated to Confucius who teaches us Country first, family second and self last. That is the Wen (literati) part and for the Wu (warrior) portion there are Yeh Fei and Kwan Gong. Yeh Fei's mother carved the words 'cherish and protect your country' on his back before he went to war and Kwan Gong is such a... More 

Thank Levi1288
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

The temple is pretty big. We spent about 45min there. You can climb all the way up to view the lake. Or go down the 365 steps to see which famous person has the same birthday as you. There is also a wishing pond in the temple. Majestic statues of deities. Pray to Guan Gong if you are doing business.... More 

Thank Tunapuff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Great temple to visit in SML, one of the TOP 5 Temples in Taiwan Can have a good view of lake from the TOP Area of the temple Well maintain place with great craftings to admire in the temple

Thank Jimtgh
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Temple is big and clean and well maintained. Wishing well, blessing messages can be made in the temple. Spend about 30-60 minutes here.

Thank Linda C

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