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Dongyue Temple(東嶽殿)

Traveler rating:4 1 Reviews 4.5

Updated:2018-12-13

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Built in 1693, Dongyue Temple(東嶽殿) is one of the renowned seven Buddhist temples and eight Taoist shrines of Tainan. It enshrines Dong Yue Da Di who, together with Chenghuang Ye (City God) of Chenghuang Temple on Qingnian Road nearby, is in charge of the Netherworld. The temple acquired its current appearance after being rebuilt on a number of occasions and losing the Worship Hall which was demolished to make way for road widening. However, as the materials from the demolished part were, as much as possible, used in building the current temple, it looks very much like it did originally. The temple houses several plaques, the most famous of which was presented by Luo Sheng-bao, Commander of the Bangka Garrison, in 1882, and has the words “What goes around comes around” carved on it. The somber and desolate atmosphere created by the gods of the netherworld left and right matches the image of the netherworld perfectly and is quite scary. Come inside to feel the solemnity and power of Dong Yue Da Di.

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TEL +886-6-2202322

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

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture

Opening Hours 7:00~21:00 Free entry, open all year round

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  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregon

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    Pair this with the City of God Temple!

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    Part of the LP temple walking tour, this spooky temple should be on your list of places to stop to see. As the guide books indicate, locals come here to talk to the dead via mediums, and when we were there, several people seemed immersed in the process. Delightful, distorted statues that evoke a certain mood. Check it out!

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