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Fahua Temple(法華寺)

Traveler rating:4 10 Reviews

Monday:08:00 – 17:00





Fahua Temple(法華寺) is located on the north bank of the Zhu River in Tainan’s Southwest District, it is one of the four famous temples of Tainan. Its predecessor was Dream Butterfly Park(夢蝶園), the residence of Ming Dynasty loyalist Li Mao-chun (明鄭李茂春) During the reign of the Kangxi Emperor in the Qing Dynasty, the Prefect of Taiwan Prefecture built a temple here and named it Fahua Temple. Over many years, the temple was badly damaged by various disasters and bombing in World War II, and today has lost much of its grandeur. However, the building is rich in significance as it is the site of one the “eight sights of Tainan, (府城八景)” “Fahua Dream Butterfly(法華夢蝶).” The temple also has a number of works by master painter Pan Li-shui, such as the door gods of Tianwang Hall and the murals “Zhuang Zhou Meng Die” (莊周夢蝶) and “Da Mo Jiu Nian Mian Bi” (達摩九年面壁)on the gable walls outside. The joined temple buildings all have a solemn air. The garden is tranquil with an atmosphere of refinement. Walking in here and you can appreciate the beauty of traditional buildings as well as go back in time.


TEL +886-6-2147700

Address West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture

Open Hours Sunday:08:00 – 17:00
Monday:08:00 – 17:00
Tuesday:08:00 – 17:00
Wednesday:08:00 – 17:00
Thursday:08:00 – 17:00
Friday:08:00 – 17:00
Saturday:08:00 – 17:00



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  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregon

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    Difficult to find ...

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    The LP map on the temple tour makes it sound as if the street is on a major street, but really it (temple and monastery) are on a back alley way kind of avenue, away from the traffic and hubbub of the major arteries. I happen to choose a "short cut" that turned out to be the exact road one needed to take to get there, but I really didn't know it at the time. The vibe of this place is a big expansive complex that is falling apart and virtually deserted. But, we still liked going!
  • Jarko2015

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Lots to see

    Traveler rating:4 2016-09

    For some reason, Lonely Planet describes this spot as the 'remains' of a former temple. In fact, although it's in poor shape and needs a visit from the restorers, it's anything but remains and is in fact very active. Plus, there's a lot to see. They're building new facilities next door, which are already partially complete and the modern wing is just as interesting as the ancient site. The golden buddhas are stunning and well worth seeing, but the side path the complex is located on is a bit tricky to find. Persevere. It's worth it.
  • WangW285

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    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    Tainan Fahua Templeは台湾の台南市の中西部地区の樽プレートにあり、珠西の北岸にあり、中華民国のランドマークです。 寺院はまた台湾の七寺院の八寺院の一つです。 1歴史; 2建築特徴; 3 Fahuaドリームバタフライ; 4バルカン...
  • Compass735180

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    Traveler rating:2 2019-05

    算是乾淨的地方,不是指五官能感到的那種乾淨,原本是想去參拜準提菩薩(佛母),但寺方將該殿拉下鐵欄桿門,不讓人進入,據說只在早晚課時才開放. 還有弄不清楚三寶殿中兩側的八大菩薩的"組合"是出自那部佛經,網路上搜尋出...
  • yihsinL14

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    Traveler rating:4 2019-03

    Tainan Fahua Templeは台湾の台南市の中西部地区の樽プレートに位置し、珠西の北岸にあり、中華民国のランドマークです。 寺院はまた台湾の七寺院の八寺院の一つです。 1歴史; 2建築の特徴; 3 Fahuaドリームバタフライ; 4外部...

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