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Nankunshen Daitian Temple(南鯤鯓代天府)

Traveler rating:4.5 49 Reviews

Sunday:07:30 – 21:00





In the memories of many Tainan residents, their impression of the 300 year old Nankunshen Daitian Temple(南鯤鯓代天府) is the bustling temple fair, where thousands of pilgrims and tourists burn incense offerings for the five Wang Ye Lords: Li, Chi, Wu, Chu, and Fan. The story of the five Wang Ye Lords building the temple with their children is well known among the people. in November 2012 a pioneering work was completed, to collect all the gold donated by pilgrims since the temple was built, altogether 100,800 taels of gold, and create the largest gold plaque in the world, worth approximately NTD 600 million. The unveiling was the temple's grandest occasion in its entire 300-year history. Every year, the temple holds the Ping An Salt Festival, a series of events from October to November, where people line up to receive salt bags as souvenirs, all with different patterns on them. After they have been given their salt bag, they take some salt from the salt pile in front of the temple to the incense burner, a small treasure believed to bring good fortune and drive away evil.


TEL +886-6-7863711

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

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture、Handicapped Access

Open Hours Sunday:07:30 – 21:00
Monday:07:30 – 21:00
Tuesday:07:30 – 21:00
Wednesday:07:30 – 21:00
Thursday:07:30 – 21:00
Friday:07:30 – 21:00
Saturday:07:30 – 21:00

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  • Explore634543

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    Beautiful Temple

    Traveler rating:5 2017-05

    The back wall of the main hall under the caisson ceiling is characterized by a coin motif and popularly called the Wall of Golden Coins.
  • yshargal

    Haifa, Israel

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    Most important Dao temple in Taiwan

    Traveler rating:5 2016-10

    The temple complex is big and beautiful. Incorporates other gods of China (Daoism is a vey eclectic religion). Take into account 1 hour visit. Well worth. I had problems finding the place with Waze. Used Google Maps (no offline map for Taiwan in Android and in IOS)
  • Flat_Planet

    New York City, New York

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    Solo travel

    Amazing Temple!

    Traveler rating:5 2016-07

    This is an amazing temple about an hour by taxi from Tainan Train Station. The cost of the taxi was about a thousand TWD and when I got there I noticed that the temple was busy but there not any taxis. So I hired the taxi for the day for 4,000 TWD Afterwords we worked our way back to Tainan, stopping at small temples along the way and getting lunch, finishing up at Luermenma Temple. Anyway, Nankunshen is a very large temple complex that features several different decorative styles with some extensive ornamentation. I visited many temples in Taiwan and this one was unique in its design and art. Note that at the entrance there are restrooms, vending machines for beverages, and a small ice cream shop but no ticket office as it is free to enter. On the left as you enter is a separate museum that charges a few dollars. It grants you admission to some separate grounds and buildings with small museums of butterflies and shells. Overall I spent three hours here and found this to be quite interesting. I really enjoyed Tainan and would recommend visiting this city. And if you make it here, you should see Nankunshen!
  • 302sr

    Charlottetown, Canada

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    Friends getaway

    Peaceful & beautiful

    Traveler rating:5 2016-02

    This temple is awe-inspiring. The grounds are quite large and you could easily spend 2 hours touring them. The temples are central. To the left and right there are beautiful gardens to explore with many more statues and idols. I went in January when it was quiet - don't go in February (new year) if you are a tourist as you will likely disrupt prayers and it gets quite crowded. There are English information brochures if you go to one of the desks to the right of the temple.
  • asd55538



    Traveler rating:5 2020-02


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