Category Religious Temples、Culture
Opening Hours 8:00~17:30 Free entry, open all year round
Raleigh, North Carolina
Fantastic blue tile roofs and red painted doors throughout this siteI would consider this shrine a must-do experience when in Tainan. It offers a good overview on one of the country's most important leaders, Koxinga, and also boasts spectacular blue tiled roods, red-painted doors and an unusual mix of greens in the color palate of the buildings that I had not seen elsewhere in Taiwan. Beyond this, the beautiful gardens to the right of the Shrine are nice to stroll through.
San Diego, California
Green and Historic OasisThis shrine to the "liberator" Koxinga is a green urban oasis. There is a small park with a pond and sprouting dragon, a temple, a museum, a gift shop, and a perimeter wall lined with historical objects. No price is right -- free -- and the learning opportunities limitless. Do enjoy.
Worth a lookHonoring Koxinga, the Chinese general who defeated the Dutch and expelled them from Taiwan forever. Nice park.
Nice shrine with a collection of old music instrumentsThe shrine has been beautifully restored, we visited it in the late afternoon, which I would recommend, since there is a beautiful sunlight in the area. At the side of the shrine is a small park that invites for a brief rest. The neighbouring building is a museum with some nice artefacts. It is not a large area, you should calculate something between 30 and 60 minutes for a visit. There was no entrance asked for.
The shrine itself is nothing to remember, but ...... inside on the left are rooms that tell about the history of Koxinga, his parents, his children and the politics of China, Taiwan and Japan. (Oh, and also the Dutch colonial merchants who set up shop in this area for almost 40 years before they were tossed out.) I don't entirely understand Koxinga's appeal ... since he died so young (not even 40 years old), but he obviously means something to the locals. Part historical figure, part divine presence. Check out this temple! There's also a museum right next door that we didn't look at.
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