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Koxinga Shrine(延平郡王祠)

Sunday:08:30 – 17:30

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Updated:2021-03-04

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Introduce

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.

Information

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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