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Wufei Temple(五妃廟)

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

Historical records show that when the Qing forces led by Shi Lan attacked Taiwan, Zhu Shi-gui, Ming dynasty Prince of Ningjing, resolved to die for his country; his five concubines decided to die too and hanged themselves from a beam in the palace. After they died, Zhu Shu-gui personally buried them and then committed suicide. Wufei Temple was built in 1683. It is a single courtyard and two-wing style building and has a small shrine at the side, Yi Ling Jun Tomb(義靈君墓), that enshrines two servants who died alongside the concubines. Wufei Temple has become a must-visit attraction for tourists to Tainan who are interested in history. It is tranquil and has grounds full of greenery. There are many shops and restaurants around it selling a variety of tasty snacks. Opposite is the bustling Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium. The temple is a good place to visit for a relaxing stroll as well as to learn about the past.

Information

TEL +886-6-2267151

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

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture

Opening Hours 8:30~17:30 Free entry, open all year round

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Traveler rating:4.0 48 Reviews Write a Review

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  2. 1 Poor
  3. 17 Average
  4. 23 Very good
  5. 7 Excellent

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  1. 9 Families
  2. 11 Couples
  3. 14 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 7 Friends
  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregon

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Set off from the road ...

    Traveler rating:5 2018-12

    ... and as others have noted, there is a great deal of ground around this small temple, so it creates a very serene and spiritual place that is clearly off the beaten track. Only us and another pair of tourists visited the entire time we were there. (We sat and soaked in the ambiance a bit.) I'd advice going!
  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Pitiful five concubines

    Traveler rating:4 2018-11

    The temple is small, but the premises are quite large and well maintained. The story of five concubines, suicided on the defeat of the Ming dynasty, is triste, and thinking of that I visited this temple.
  • TorontoMusicman

    Toronto

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    The concubines temples

    Traveler rating:4 2017-11

    This temple is dedicated to the 5 concubines of King Ning Jin who hanged themselves just ahead of the king committing suicide. It is a small temple with a beautifully landscaped garden area.
  • Jarko2015

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Small temple well worth seeing

    Traveler rating:5 2016-09

    This is known as the concubines temple and although it's very small, it has a truly delightful shrine that is well worth seeing. It's also set in very pleasant, peaceful grounds. Definitely a must see.
  • MastG

    London

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Small

    Traveler rating:3 2016-07

    Surprisingly small temple. The concubine are buried in the concrete behind the temple shrine. Not a destination but more of a side trip.

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