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Fahua Temple(法華寺)

Sunday:08:00 – 17:00

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Updated:2021-03-04

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Introduce

Fahua Temple(法華寺) is located on the north bank of the Zhu River in Tainan’s Southwest District, it is one of the four famous temples of Tainan. Its predecessor was Dream Butterfly Park(夢蝶園), the residence of Ming Dynasty loyalist Li Mao-chun (明鄭李茂春) During the reign of the Kangxi Emperor in the Qing Dynasty, the Prefect of Taiwan Prefecture built a temple here and named it Fahua Temple. Over many years, the temple was badly damaged by various disasters and bombing in World War II, and today has lost much of its grandeur. However, the building is rich in significance as it is the site of one the “eight sights of Tainan, (府城八景)” “Fahua Dream Butterfly(法華夢蝶).” The temple also has a number of works by master painter Pan Li-shui, such as the door gods of Tianwang Hall and the murals “Zhuang Zhou Meng Die” (莊周夢蝶) and “Da Mo Jiu Nian Mian Bi” (達摩九年面壁)on the gable walls outside. The joined temple buildings all have a solemn air. The garden is tranquil with an atmosphere of refinement. Walking in here and you can appreciate the beauty of traditional buildings as well as go back in time.

Information

TEL +886-6-2147700

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

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture

Open Hours Sunday:08:00 – 17:00
Monday:08:00 – 17:00
Tuesday:08:00 – 17:00
Wednesday:08:00 – 17:00
Thursday:08:00 – 17:00
Friday:08:00 – 17:00
Saturday:08:00 – 17:00

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