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Huoshan Biyun Temple(火山碧雲寺)

Traveler rating:4.5 14 Reviews 4.4

Updated:2018-12-13

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Built in 1798, Huoshan Biyun Temple (火山碧雲寺) remains much the same as it looked originally. The ancient temple has a mixed Minnan and Japanese architectural style and has a backdrop of the Pillow Mountain range, giving it a simple and elegant look. There is a hole in front of the temple that has a central role in a legendary story; it is said that just enough rice for the temple occupants to eat used to flow out of “rice gushing hole” every day. One day, a greedy monk wanted to have all the rice to himself and dug down into the hole, after which rice never came out again. This unusual story is widely known locally. Inside the temple is solemn and quiet. The benevolent look on the face of the statue of Guanyin Bodhisattva gives many worshippers spiritual comfort. The temple square in front offers expansive views out over the entire Chianan Plain. At sunset, the glows of the setting sun and the pavilions on the trail built up the hillside combine to create a beautiful scene that attracts many photographers. After dark, the temple is one of the best places to enjoy the dazzling Tainan night scene.

Information

TEL +886-6-6852811

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

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture

Opening Hours Free entry, open all year round

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Traveler rating:4.5 14 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 0 Average
  4. 9 Very good
  5. 5 Excellent

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  1. 2 Families
  2. 3 Couples
  3. 1 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 6 Friends
  • DavidASU

    Union City, California

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Taiwan Temple

    Traveler rating:4 2018-06

    This is a traditional temple and is known for the “rice hole” next to it. I noticed a bus load of religious tourists with their gods visited this temple. My first time ever here, so I don’t know much of this temple.
  • petersjsim

    Tawau, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Small Temple with Lots to Admire

    Traveler rating:4 2018-01

    The scenic in front of this small temple is beautiful. Though a small temple, it is filled with many interesting features. If you are in this area, it is worth a while for a visit here.
  • MuseFaery

    Simply Beautiful

    Traveler rating:5 2014-12

    Biyun Temple fka Volcanic Temple. A historical monument located on the south hill of Pillow Mountain in Tainan, Taiwan. A fusion of Buddhist,  Taoist and Taiwanese folk culture.  A free vegetarian lunch is provided from 11 am to 1 pm. You can donate any amount you want or not at all towards the lunch. The lunch was simply delicious! Biyun Park is located in front of the temple.  The mountain view is beautiful. Visit  the Water &  Fire Cave = Shui Huo Tong Yuan one kilometre  away.  The Water &  Fire Homogeny is so named as there is a constant fire burning over the water sure to the combustion of methane gas that seeps to the surface because of the heat from the hotspring.
  • hipponia

    Traveler type:

    伴侶旅行

    山不在高有仙則靈

    Traveler rating:5 2019-07

    7月3日是 六月初一, 我們到達碧雲寺 是早上5點20分, 早起的師父們已經在禮佛 打掃環境, 沒事來這裡走走 菩薩會讓我們心情平靜, 更推薦隔鄰的 金面天公, 祈求相當靈驗
  • Tom77Huang

    台灣高雄

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    雲霧繚繞安定心神的地方

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    雲霧繚繞的古佛寺,現在也有提供發財水結緣。 久久來一次,意外發現裝了無障礙電梯及斜坡。 廟後方有山泉水可飲用。 來關子嶺不可錯過這個景點!

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