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Sicao Dazhong Temple(四草大眾廟)

Traveler rating:4 33 Reviews 4.1




The Sicao Dazhong Temple (四草大眾廟) enshrines the Marshal of the Sea (or Dazhong Ye), called Chen Tze (also known as Chen Yu), a Taiwanese general of Koxinga.He was known for his bravery and skill at fighting, and once defeated over 300 Dutch soldiers, but was betrayed by traitors and committed suicide by throwing himself into the ocean. It is said that when he died there was howling wind and torrential rain, the sky darkened, and his body stood on the sea and floated to the beach at the current site of the Sicao Dazhong Temple.The shrine was established in the 39th Year of the Kangxi Reign in Qing Dynasty (1699), praising his outstanding military service and honoring him as the Marshal of the Sea, beginning the temple's 200 years as the belief center of Sicao, Annan District. Besides paying respect to Dazhong Ye, tourists should also visit the neighboring Sicao Green Tunnel or "Little Amazon," or take a boat to the mangrove conservation area with its 4 kinds of different mangrove forests. Observing the fiddler crabs and mudskippers through binoculars in the beautiful forest setting is an excellent form of ecotourism.


TEL +886-6-2841610

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

Category Religious Temples、Culture

Open Hours Free entry, open all day long



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Traveler rating:4.0 33 Reviews Write a Review

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  2. 1 Poor
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  5. 7 Excellent

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  1. 5 Families
  2. 10 Couples
  3. 2 Solo
  4. 3 Business
  5. 6 Friends
  • liburannatal

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    A temple with impressive decor but skip the green tunnel boat ride

    Traveler rating:2 2019-05

    Dajhong Temple is huge and the decoration is grand and impressive. However, I think these reasons are not good enough to justify a special trip here. I will skip the green tunnel boat ride. The waterway is pretty narrow and the sandbags at the sides make the place feel rather artificial. The boat has no chairs and but stools for people to sit. If you are riding, I will recommend to put on the hat which will protect from sun as well as leaves/branches that may drop on you during the ride. Overall I will not recommend this as it feels more touristy rather than a nature attraction.
  • Erico2709

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Intricate temple

    Traveler rating:3 2018-12

    While waiting to take the Sihcao mangrove tour, one can just wander around and admire this humongous temple. There is also a tiny museum next to the temple that features some of the species from the river/sea.
  • 588phis

    Bangkok, Thailand

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    Huge temple

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    This was a Taoist built to commemorate all mankind and their contributions. It is located next to the entrance to the Sichao boat ride. The temple is very huge and has lots of colours. The roof has lots of intricate carvings and sculptures of different deities.
  • TheShis

    Tel Aviv, Israel

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    A huge temple.

    Traveler rating:3 2016-03

    This is a huge temple, located next to the Sihcao canal. While parts of the temple feel more of a theme park than an actual temple (due to the excessive usage of gold in it), its sheer size is very impressive. Make sure to check out the back side of the temple - there's a small walkaway which allows you to look down along the canal.
  • jaoxi2015

    Hualien, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    temple and museum

    Traveler rating:3 2016-01

    have a bicycle ride here! surroundings are nice, the temple quite interesting and the small museum beside has a whale skeleton, you can take also a boat along the green tunnel....

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