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Taiwanfu Cheng Huang (City God) Temple(臺灣府城隍廟)

Traveler rating:4 30 Reviews

Thursday:06:00 – 21:00





The Taiwanfu Cheng Huang (City God) Temple (臺灣府城隍廟) is a Taoist temple dedicated to Cheng Huang (City God), and is located on Qingnian Road (青年路) in West Central district (中西區). It is a nationally designated historical site as well as a famous example of a Taiwanese Cheng Huang (City God) Temple. In 1669, the temple was built in the Dong An Fang (東安坊) e area. This is Taiwan’s oldest Cheng Huang (City God) Temple, and in the main hall of the temple is a large abacus, which was offered as a gift by believer Chen Jiangshan (陳江山) in 1937. Inscribed at the top of the abacus frame are the six characters(臺灣府城隍廟) which translate as “Taiwan Cheng Huang (City God)” Temple”, and at the bottom of the frame are the characters丁丑年陳江山奉獻, which translate as “donated in 1937 by Chen Jiangshan”. On the left and right are inscriptions which encourage people to be responsible for their actions since the gods are fair, and which symbolize the idea that Cheng Huang Ye (City God) uses the abacus to calculate people’s good and bad deeds. Inside the temple is another of the “famous three” plaques, this one being inscribed with the characters 爾來了 meaning “your turn finally” and which symbolizes the majestic authority of Cheng Huang Ye (City God).


TEL +886-6-2237316

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

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples、Culture

Open Hours Sunday:06:00 – 21:00
Monday:06:00 – 21:00
Tuesday:06:00 – 21:00
Wednesday:06:00 – 21:00
Thursday:06:00 – 21:00
Friday:06:00 – 21:00
Saturday:06:00 – 21:00



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Traveler rating:4.0 30 Reviews Write a Review

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  5. 4 Excellent

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  2. 4 Couples
  3. 11 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 5 Friends
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Taoist temple

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    Yes, we also followed the Lonely Planet advice and visited the temple. It's quite ambient, the abacus is interesting - as claimed it was used to calculate whether you have done more good than bad in life.
  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregon

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    Top LP Taoist Temple Pick ...

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    Like several of the key sites, this temple is undergoing a bit of a face lift. One of the key features is the giant abacus just as you walk into the doorway. In the back, there's a huge furnace where they burn the paper worshipers bring as offerings. Also a little bit of green area to sit and (as always it seems) spacious bathrooms. I'm not sure why this temple is a "Must see" in the LP world, but we were not disappointed that we made the effort to go.
  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Oldest Chenghuan Miao

    Traveler rating:3 2018-11

    In almost every city, there is a temple called Chenghuan Miao. But this one in Tainan is the oldest one in Taiwan with 300 years of history.
  • Explore634543

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Very spectacular and beautiful.

    Traveler rating:5 2017-03

    In front of the hall, the stone pillars are with impressive dragon sculptures, and there are sculptures of fishermen, carpenters, farmers and scholars.Very spectacular and beautiful.
  • TheShis

    Tel Aviv, Israel

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    A lovely temple.

    Traveler rating:3 2016-03

    This is a lovely little temple in central Tainan. The temple is located on a busy street, with an odd square in front of it. Inside, the temple is full of flowers, candles and gilded figures.

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