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God of Wind (Feng Shen) Temple(風神廟)




Built in 1739, the God of Wind (Feng Shen) Temple (風神廟) is the only temple in Taiwan dedicated to the God of Wind, and is one of Tainan’s famous shrines and temples. The main god of worship is the God of Wind, but on the left and right hand sides the God of Wind is flanked by the green God of Water (水神) and red God of Fire (火神). Further to the left side is Lei Gong (雷公), the God of Thunder, and to the right side is Dian Mu, the Goddess of Lightning (電母). When the temple was built, it was located beside the West Gate of Nanhe Harbor, and officials visiting from Mainland China would pay a visit to the Official Reception Stone Arch(接官亭) to the rear to offer sacrifices and thanks to the God of Wind for protection on their voyage, before proceeding onwards to Tainan. In recent years new lighting plans for the temple have been put in place, and at nighttime the temple finds itself bathed in atmospheric light, giving a divine and tranquil feel to the space and helping to integrate the painted wall of the Stone Arch, thereby adding to the ambience of the whole site and creating a scenic spot which should not be missed on a nighttime stroll.


TEL +886-6-2277540

Address , West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture

Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 7:00~21:00


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Traveler rating:4.0 16 Reviews Write a Review

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  • Tramx


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    A really old temple

    Traveler rating:4 2015-12

    This is a real old temple. It has several parts and it is worth visiting. It is loacated at a busy street, but inside you will notice the holy atmosphere. Nice to spend half an hour or so.
  • Wilcoxm51

    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

    Interesting temple

    Traveler rating:4 2015-10

    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.
  • bookoholic117

    Tainan, Taiwan

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    Friends getaway

    Tiny temple with big stories

    Traveler rating:5 2015-06

    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.
  • jkuo11

    Tainan, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Only one temple worship for god of wind

    Traveler rating:4 2014-11

    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.
  • kimnasin

    서울, 대한민국

    길 가다 본 작은 절

    Traveler rating:3 2019-03

    타이난사법박물관으로 걸어가는 길에 본 작은 도교사원입니다. 주변이 시장도 있고 그런데 매일 하는지는 모르겠으나 사원에서 주최하는 연극이 근처에서 열리기도 합니다.

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