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Tainan Wude Hall (Old Tainan Martial Arts hall)(台南武德殿)

Traveler rating:4 22 Reviews

Friday:Break time





When visiting the Confucian Temple site, you will be drawn in by this enormous and beautiful building, with its exterior preserved in a Japanese style. The building is a shared memory and hidden treasure for teachers and students at Zhongyi Elementary School. Just imagine how many students can proudly say that their school's assembly hall is a historical site. Constructed in 1936, the Tainan Wude Hall (台南武德殿) is currently the largest remaining martial arts academy in Taiwan. It was designed by then Tainan Civil Engineering Corps in the style of a traditional Japanese hall, and its design and construction are of high quality. The first floor is a space for various subsidiary services; the main room on the west side of the second floor is the budo hall, while the room on the east side is the kendo hall; the protrusion to the north is the altar. Nowadays, besides being used as Zhongyi elementary school's assembly hall, kendo courses are sometimes conducted here, continuing the building's tradition of martial arts training.


TEL +886-6-2222768

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

Category Culture

Open Hours Sunday:08:00 – 18:00
Monday:Break time
Tuesday:Break time
Wednesday:Break time
Thursday:Break time
Friday:Break time
Saturday:08:00 – 18:00



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Traveler rating:4.0 22 Reviews Write a Review

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  • KPR777

    Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Solo travel

    Historical Japanese-era school next to Confucius Temple

    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    While I was disappointed to find out that the Confucius Temple was closed for renovations, the adjacent Tainan Wude Dian was an unexpected surprise. Built during the Japanese colonial era in the early-20th century, this former martial arts school is now a en elementary school. The architecture is very interesting and the surrounding gardens are lovely.
  • 588phis

    Bangkok, Thailand

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    Historical building

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    This historical building was built during the Japanese rule in 1936. It was a school used for the training of martial arts. It is now part of an elementary school, so it off limits to the public. It is located at the back of Confucius temple.
  • TheShis

    Tel Aviv, Israel

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    A lovely building.

    Traveler rating:4 2016-03

    This is a lovely building, located next to the Confucius temple in Tainan, within a beautiful garden. There were some loud drumming classes going on there, while we were in the area, but there was no entrance allowed for visitors. Still, worth having a look, if only for the friendly squirrels in the park nearby.
  • Getaway810753



    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

  • kimnasin

    서울, 대한민국

    일제강점기 경찰에서 사용하던 건물

    Traveler rating:4 2019-03

    일제강점기에 우리나라나 대만 곳곳에 경찰들을 중심으로 무술을 수련하기 위한 목적으로 세워진 건물입니다. '무덕전'이라고 불립니다. 지금은 초등학교에서 사용하는 듯.

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