Taiwan’s First Temple of Heaven (Tiangong Temple)(臺灣首廟天壇(天公廟))
One of our favorite Tainan Temples!Temple visiting is a very subjective thing, no? If you are struck by the atmosphere as special, maybe it's just you ... or maybe there's something in the location that people find compelling. We found this Taoist temple particularly welcoming and atmospheric. This temple is complex, busy and lots going on here (and not), but most of all it shows how in a very modernized place like Taiwan, the spiritual life of its inhabitants is very much a part of the day to day practice. Come check it out. See if this one might be your favorite. Also, there is more signage here than at most temples (Do's and don'ts), which I find reassuring and helpful.
Interesting templeThis is the first Taoism temple dedicated to the Chinese Jade Emperor, who is the king of the gods. The temple is hidden in a back street. The temple was built about 150 years ago but still very well maintained and clean. The temple has got various buildings with shrines for other gods. There are some interesting and intricate sculptures and carvings in the buildings. Interesting for a visit.
Character “one” in frameAlthough it is called Tiantan, this one is much smaller than that of Beijing. It is said that Koxinga reverences the God in this place. A tablet with the character “one” is famous.
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Altar of HeavenBetter known as the Altar of Heaven, this multi faceted temple is another must see on the Tainan visitor list. There is a lot to see but you need to seek some of it out as there are various buildings and staircases, some of which at first glance don't appear to be leading anywhere. Every shrine on the site has something fascinating to reveal and there's also a very nice dragon wall outside, facing the main entrance.
Well attended templeOne of the most popular temples in tainan. With horn blasts whistles fortune tellers and tons of incense this temple has atmosphere. Several shrines on different levels
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