Beimenyu Church(北門嶼教會) was established around 1959 and was built for local people who suffered from Blackfoot Disease(烏腳病); due to long-term drinking of ground water that contained arsenic, many locals contracted this disease, which often resulted in amputation, and suffered greatly. The church was founded to provide these people with spiritual comfort. In cooperation with Dr. Wang Jin-he, the church treated patients psychologically with faith and the doctor treated their disease with medicine. The church and doctor are respected and admired by locals to this day. Beimenyu Church is an important part of local collective memory.
Address Beimen Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C
Category Historic Sites、Religious Temples
Open Hours Free entry, open all year round