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Miao Shou Temple(妙壽宮)

Traveler rating:3.5 11 Reviews 4.4




This city-listed historic site enshrines Bao Sheng Da Di (Bao-Sheng Emperor;保生大帝). The temple’s origin is said to date back to the Koxinga period when a king ship carrying a statue of the god was found by local people. It was placed in a grass hut and worshipped. Later, two brothers, the elder of whom was named “Miao” and the younger one “Shou,” donated the land on which the temple is sited, which was why it was called Miaoshou Temple(妙壽宮).There is pair of eroded stone lions in front of the temple. It is said that they were donated to the temple by a man who tried many times to pass the imperial examination and failed but was successful after praying at the temple for success. Generally, temples have dragon pillars in front, however, this temple has bat pillars. They were originally part of Haishan Temple but, after this was subject to compulsory purchase in the Japanese Colonial Time for house building on the site, the bat pillars were relocated to Miaoshou. Temple. A treasure can be seen on the second floor, namely a king ship made in 1867; interestedly, worshippers don’t make the usual offerings of incense to it, they offer cigarettes and betel nuts.


TEL +886-6-2202093

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

Category Culture

Open Hours Monday~Sunday 5:00~21:00



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Traveler rating:3.5 11 Reviews Write a Review

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  • TheShis

    Tel Aviv, Israel

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    A lovely temple.

    Traveler rating:3 2016-03

    This is a lovely temple, located next to the Anping fort. While it's anything but unique, its interiors are just plain lovely and colorful. The place was rather empty when we visited it in midday.
  • tottoko



    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

  • pulmbubble


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    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

  • kimnasin

    서울, 대한민국

    마조여신을 모시는 사원

    Traveler rating:4 2019-01

    안핑고성(질렌디아 요새) 가기 전에 있는 도교사원. 규모가 상당히 큰 편입니다. 어차피 걸어가기 전에 있으니 한 번 쯤 들렀다 가보는 걸 추천.
  • taro2015


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    Traveler rating:3 2018-09


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