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Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple(祀典武廟)

Traveler rating:4 105 Reviews

Thursday:06:00 – 21:00





Many people’s impression of Si Dian Wu Temple(祀典武廟) is its Double Saddle Roof and red wall. It is one of the finest temples of Tainan. Built around 1665, it was the earliest Guan Di Temple(關帝廟)and one of the government sacrificial rites temples built at the time. It enshrines the awe-inspiring Guan Sheng Di Jun (關聖帝君). One thing that should not be missed when visiting the temple is the plaque with Da Zhang Fu (man of character) on it presented by magistrate Yang Ting-lin 1791. The three simple characters fully express the image of Guan Gong in people’s minds. The temple attracts many worshippers and has a number of popular gods, one being the God of Marriage, Yue Lao. The Yue Lao in Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple can be said to be the most popular in Tainan. As well as praying in person for marriage predestined by fate, in Yue Lao Temple there is a mail box that receives express mail praying for marriage sent to Yue Lao. It is said he has shown his powers on many occasions. Foreigners can also often be seen sincerely worshipping Yue Lao.


TEL +886-6-2202390

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

Category 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:4.0 105 Reviews Write a Review

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  2. 1 Poor
  3. 17 Average
  4. 52 Very good
  5. 26 Excellent

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  1. 16 Families
  2. 18 Couples
  3. 30 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 18 Friends
  • Bowi72

    Kriftel, Germany

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    Intimate temple in front of the tower

    Traveler rating:4 2019-04

    This is one of the smallest temples, though with its rather intimate atmosphere one of the nicest. We had bad luck: restaurateurs were working on the first shrine (April 2019) so we couldn’t visit that part. However, the areas behind are worth a visit too. They are nested and interlaced, giving it a homely feel. The temple is free of admission.
  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregon

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    Combine this temple with surrounding sights ...

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    Currently under construction, this temple is now a bit of a hodge podge with scaffolding and workers' gloves strewn about as worshipers make their offering. I kind of liked the the combination of spiritual and the practical, but much of the outside is obscured behind temporary construction walls, so be prepared to skirt the barriers.
  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwan

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    Solo travel


    Traveler rating:3 2018-11

    This temple is dedicated to Guan Yu, a national hero in Han time. The entrance is not big, but the inside is quite big and complicated. If you want to pray Yuelaogong, a god for finding a good husband or wife, you go through a narrow path to the end.
  • Jarko2015

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Old & New

    Traveler rating:5 2016-09

    The old temple at the front of the complex is really fascinating, but don't forget to explore the new shrine that has been built recently behind the old temple. Although it's two storeys, only the first is open, but there's a lot to see.
  • Wilcoxm51

    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

    Interesting temple

    Traveler rating:4 2015-10

    This temple is worth a visit and can be easily combined with other temples and sights in the local area. The temple contains a number of different altars and appears to be popular with locals as well as tourists.

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