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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(鄭氏時期). 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

Open Hours Open all year round



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  • scottofhawaii

    Oahu, Hawaii

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    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.


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    Traveler rating:3 2019-11

    台南到着が日没後になった為、分かり易い場所に立つ同寺院に台南駅から徒歩で向かってみました。 日中とは異なり電飾で煌びやかになり、寧ろ賑やかに思える程でした。 地元の方を中心に参拝者も多く見受けられました。 猶、道路側は駐車場となっており、一段上がった場所に2つの寺院が並立していました。
  • Yalbyby

    東京23区, 東京都

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    Traveler rating:3 2019-05

  • wwawaa


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    Traveler rating:4 2019-04

    一座很有歷史的廟,大觀音亭供奉觀音佛祖,旁邊有據說很靈驗的月老,單身者可以去求姻緣,我也求了,正等靈驗中(笑) 興濟宮供奉保生大帝,這兒的金紙和貢糕是自己投錢,還有平安水………距離火車站非常近,可在這裡...
  • m5486896


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    Traveler rating:4 2019-02


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