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Huoshan Biyun Temple(火山碧雲寺)

Traveler rating:4.5 17 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.

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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 17 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. 5 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.
  • jojoarime

    台灣台中

    Traveler type:

    伴侶旅行

    國家級三級古蹟

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    #寺廟#景點#午餐 #國家三級古蹟#台南景點 西元1796年的時候 一名叫李應祥的文士 從中國泉州來到臺灣 因為善於勘輿發現在 枕頭山南腰-半壁吊燈火 傳為麒麟穴 於是從大仙寺內 迎回觀音聖像坐鎮在此 就是今天碧雲寺的...
  • HKA_888

    香港

    風水寶地

    Traveler rating:3 2019-12

    這個寺廟後有靠山前有明堂,是一個風水寶地。景觀上有十分美麗好看,到這裏餐牌的人香火鼎,可以看得出他是一間很受歡迎的寺廟。

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