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Bao Sheng Da Di in Taiwan- Xingji Temple(臺灣保生大帝官祀首廟-祀典興濟宮)

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Built in 1679 and standing next to Da Guanyin Temple, Xingji Temple(興濟宮) is nicknamed Da Dao Gong Temple(大道公)廟. Enshrining Bao Sheng Da Di (Baosheng Emperor), it is the oldest historic site on bustling Chenggong Road and has been the largest government-built Bao Sheng Da Di temple in Taiwan since the Ming-Zheng (Koxinga) Period(明鄭時期). The Government Office where the officials that came to worship changed their clothes and rested still stands between the two temples and is connected to both via an octagonal shaped door. Xingji Temple is the only temple in Taiwan to preserve a Government Office. Da Dao Gong Temple is famed for its medicine lots. In the period of “opening up the mountains and pacifying the aborigines” in the late Qing dynasty, soldiers often had to go deep into the mountains, where they contracted malaria and other diseases. Many visited Xingji Temple to pray for protection before setting out. In days when medical science was still undeveloped, many soldiers and men visited the temple to draw a medicine lot to treat diseases they had contracted. As the lots provided were believed to be highly effective, requesting Da Dao Gong to prescribe medicine in a pharmaceutical lot became very popular at that time. Today, the temple has old medicine lots on display.


TEL +886-6-2286720

Address North Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Culture

Opening Hours Open all year round

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  • scottofhawaii

    Oahu, Hawaii

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    Solo travel

    A lot going on here...

    Traveler rating:4 2019-09

    ...with a lot of different names for the place I think. This was my first stop on my way to Chihkan Tower after getting off the train. From what I'm reading, Xingi Temple is dedicated to worship an emperor named Wu Tao who also was a doctor. The attached Guanyin Pavilion is dedicated to a Buddha of the same name and is described as an "Ancestral Temple of Taiwan." Whatever is going on here and the deeper meaning behind it, the place really has a lot of visually stunning architectural features and objects to see. There are a couple signs in English that can give a good description about it all, and an English brochure is also available.
  • Yalbyby

    東京23区, 東京都

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    Traveler rating:3 2019-05

  • taro2015


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    Traveler rating:3 2018-09

  • beeny1024

    서울, 대한민국

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    나홀로 여행

    불교사찰로 보임

    Traveler rating:5 2018-07

    관음전은 개방되어 있지만 옆은 공사중입니다(어떤 분을 모셨는지 모르겠음) 현지의 사찰로 현지인의 불교 생활을 엿볼 수 있습니다. 걸인이 관음전 입구에서 구걸하지만 위협적이지는 않습니다. 중국식 향 냄새가 강하게 풍겨나오는데 싫은 것은 아닙니다.
  • nanmandabu

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    Traveler rating:3 2017-12


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