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Lady Linshui Temple(臨水夫人廟)

Traveler rating:4 23 Reviews

Sunday:08:00 – 19:30





Located behind Yanping Koxinga Temple, Lady Linshui Temple(臨水夫人廟) was built in 1736. It enshrines Lady Linshui, Chen Jing-gu. It is said that she was extremely clever and had psychic powers as a child. When a serious drought struck Fujian Province in China, despite being several months pregnant, Chen set up at altar and prayed for rain. While she successfully brought rain, during her efforts she disturbed her fetus, suffered a miscarriage and died: In her last words she swore: “I will be the midwifery goddess after death, helping women who suffer difficult labor”. Since then, Lady Linshui has protected the newborns and pregnant women of Tainan. Linshui Temple is Taiwan’s oldest temple where people pray for smooth childbirth, and is just like a kind old midwife.


TEL +886-6-2136268

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

Category Religious Temples

Open Hours Sunday:08:00 – 19:30
Monday:08:00 – 19:30
Tuesday:08:00 – 19:30
Wednesday:08:00 – 19:30
Thursday:08:00 – 19:30
Friday:08:00 – 19:30
Saturday:08:00 – 19:30



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Traveler rating:4.0 23 Reviews Write a Review

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  5. 3 Excellent

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  1. 6 Families
  2. 3 Couples
  3. 8 Solo
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  5. 2 Friends
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Ornamented temple

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    We did plan to visit but as we were walking by, there was some kind of ceremony in front of the temple. So we watched and then decided to check the interior. Linshui Furen Mamiao is surprisingly richly decorated, gleeming with golden colours. The guidebook says that women come to this temple to ask Lady Linshui to protect their children. Worth a look if you're in the neighbourhood - it's just across the street from Koxinga shrine.
  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregon

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    In back of the Koxinga Temple ...

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    ... you will see a Taoist temple off to the side. Pay a few minutes respect to this temple that honors children, unborn babies and pregnant mothers. While we read that this temple is popular with local women (and I assume their husbands), the day we went, it was virtually deserted. Part of the LP walking temple tour. Nothing memorable in the look. The lanterns represented in the photograph above were not there the day we went.
  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwan

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    Solo travel

    For safe delivery

    Traveler rating:3 2018-11

    This small temple, for women to wish a safe delivery, is located near Koxinga Temple. So, I dropped by just by chance, as I visited Koxinga Temple. The red lanterns in front of the temple are appealing.
  • Jarko2015

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    A must see temple

    Traveler rating:5 2016-09

    This is simply stunning. A beautifully decorated shrine that is extremely popular with local worshippers. The main temple has amazing ceilings and located in cabinets on either side are 36 female statuettes with children, each one unique. Behind the main temple is a two storey secondary temple that is equally fascinating. An amazing space and one not to be missed in Tainan.
  • Paradise380813

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    Traveler rating:5 2020-11

    第一胎因為初期胎位太低 在後期去祈求臨水夫人幫忙順產 產程非常快速順利 大寶一歲多時到廟裡祭改 帶著大寶到後方送子觀音池塘邊走走看看 結果 觀音送了二寶給我 還是個女兒 剛好湊成”好”字 在接近預產期時也去祈...

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