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Taiwan ancestral templeDa Guanyin Temple(【台疆祖廟】大觀音亭 )

Traveler rating:4 10 Reviews 4.5




Da Guanyin Temple(大觀音亭) was built in 1678 and was the first temple in Taiwan to enshrine Guanyin Bodhisattva. Xingji Temple, which enshrines Bao Sheng Da Di (BaoshengEmperor) and was built in 1679, is on the same site, creating the unusual situation of Buddhist and Daoist temples together. Entering Da Guanyin Temple, the solemn and imposing Two Generals Heng and Ha(哼哈二將) can be seen on each side; Guanyin Bodhisattva, wearing a serene expression, is in the middle, giving people a feeling of peace and harmony. Seeking the help of the God of Marriage (月老)has become popular in Tainan in recent years, and the God of Marriage enshrined in Da Guanyin Temple receives many people seeking help in finding a wife/husband. The statue of the God of Marriage in the temple has the biggest mouth of the four God of Marriage statues in Tainan; believers say the big mouth helps him be heard far and wide; he is the most successful at matchmaking and to date has matched a large number of men and women, and is nicknamed the “matchmaking Guanyin”. Aside from Guanyin Pusa, the God of Marriage is also a “star” god of Da Guanyin Temple.


TEL +886-6-2286720

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

Category Religious Temples、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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