Sicao Dazhong Temple(四草大眾廟)
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.
Address Annan Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C
Category Religious Temples、Culture
Open Hours Free entry, open all day long