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Koxinga Shrine(延平郡王祠)

Traveler rating:4 135 Reviews

Thursday:08:30 – 17:30





At the intersection of Kaishan Road and Fucheng Road (開山路與府前路), atop the Shrine's horseback roof, a majestic statue of Koxinga looks out as if he, Tainan’s protector god, is present in the hearts of all the people of Tainan. The shrine is a red Fuzhou style building with Japanese atmosphere. Take a close look at the eight Door Gods on the four doors inside and you will see they all have blue eyes and white skin, looking like Westerners. This reflects the gratitude people felt when Koxinga drove out the Dutch; the foreigners, wearing Ming officials’ robes, now guard the door for him, creating an interesting scene. The Koxinga Museum next door contains many precious cultural relics and historical materials such as a Japanese style palanquin from the Kaishan Shinto Shrine era. From a small temple built to commemorate Koxinga in 1662 to Kaishan Wang Temple(開山王廟), Kaishan Shinto Shrine in the Japanese Colonial Period to today’s Koxinga Shrine, historical records and the context of cultural relics show the great contribution to the development of Taiwan of Koxinga.


TEL +886-6-2135518

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

Category Religious Temples、Culture

Open Hours Sunday:08:30 – 17:30
Monday:08:30 – 17:30
Tuesday:08:30 – 17:30
Wednesday:08:30 – 17:30
Thursday:08:30 – 17:30
Friday:08:30 – 17:30
Saturday:08:30 – 17:30



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Traveler rating:4.0 135 Reviews Write a Review

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  4. 1 Business
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  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    A shrine in the park

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    Koxinga was the man who defeated the Dutch in 17th century, conquering the Anping fort, and is highly appreciated in Taiwan's history. So no surprise to see his shrine in Tainan. There's a temple, a park and a statue of Koxinga. Nothing special but worth a look if it's on your way.
  • CK1621

    Newcastle, Australia

    Educational and relaxing

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    This park and shrine are both beautiful and peaceful. Just off a main road so it is very easy to access, but once inside it feels like you are in the countryside. The park is beautifully laid out with ponds, pagodas and the shrine. The buildings themselves are beautifully painted, and inside you can read the history of Koxinga, which was very helpful in terms of understanding the local history of Tainan. It was also an excellent place for kids to experience living history as they explored the rooms.
  • KPR777

    Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Solo travel

    Fantastic blue tile roofs and red painted doors throughout this site

    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    I 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.
  • GlobalGypsy_13

    San Diego, California

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    Green and Historic Oasis

    Traveler rating:5 2019-06

    This 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.
  • 430bertv

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    Worth a look

    Traveler rating:4 2019-04

    Honoring Koxinga, the Chinese general who defeated the Dutch and expelled them from Taiwan forever. Nice park.

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