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San Shan Guo Wang Temple  (三山國王廟)

Traveler rating:4 7 Reviews

Sunday:07:00 – 18:00





San Shan Guo Wang(Kings of three mountains;三山國王) belief is a folk belief that originated in Guangdong, China. Built in 1742, the temple is the only purely Cantonese style building in Taiwan. It enshrines the gods of the three mountains (respectively, the kings of Mt. Jin, Mt. Ming and Mt. Du; 巾山國王、明山國王、獨山國王). Apart from enshrining the gods of the three mountains, Han Wen Gong and Tian Shang Sheng Mu (韓文公與天上聖母) are also enshrined. On arriving at the entrance, it can be seen that the temple is different to most temples, without the bright colors and the walls painted in very low-key tones. The dragon-tiger relief sculpture in the center of the worship hall is exquisite and should not be missed. The temple also has a large number of historic plaques; the main hall displays the Bao Zhong(褒忠)plaque presented by the Qianlong Emperor and Han Wen Gong Temple has a plaque presented by the Guangxu Emperor. There are four rooms behind the main hall, one of which enshrines the wives of San Shan Guo Wang. The temple overall has a pronounced coastal Chaoshan atmosphere (潮汕氣息)To see a temple different to Minnan (southern Fujian) style temples, this is a historic building that is well worth visiting.


TEL +886-6-2204578

Address North Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples

Open Hours Sunday:07:00 – 18:00
Monday:07:00 – 18:00
Tuesday:07:00 – 18:00
Wednesday:07:00 – 18:00
Thursday:07:00 – 18:00
Friday:07:00 – 18:00
Saturday:07:00 – 18:00



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  • Jarko2015

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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    Solo travel

    Very interesting site

    Traveler rating:5 2016-09

    Slightly off the well trodden temple path in Tainan, this excellent complex has seen better days, but is more interesting because of it. It would be a shame in many ways if the decorators arrive and restore this temple as it's current slightly run down appearance makes it special. There are several shrines and unlike many in Tainan, there are no glass or barricades to stop you getting very close up to the relics. There are some highly unusual relics on site that you won't see anywhere else in Tainan, so it's definitely worth making the stop.
  • Yalbyby

    東京23区, 東京都


    Traveler rating:2 2019-04

  • Yalbyby

    東京23区, 東京都

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    Traveler rating:2 2019-05

  • beeny1024

    서울, 대한민국

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    나홀로 여행


    Traveler rating:4 2018-07

    이곳도 공사중입니다. 큰 공사는 아닌 것 같고. 도교 사원이라는데 누구를 모신지는 잘 모르겠습니다. 근처에 black ghost well도 있다고 하여 겸사겸스 들렀습니다.
  • sarahcheung523

    Hong Kong

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    나홀로 여행


    Traveler rating:5 2017-07


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