Avid mountain hikers in the Tainan area are probably familiar with Xianzu Temple(仙祖廟). It is located not far from the trailhead for Tainan’s highest mountain, Mt. Dadong. Enshrining Lu Dong-bin, one of the Eight Immortals, and the founder of Taosim, Li Lao-jun (老子;Laozi), Xianzu Temple covers a large area. The grounds are tranquil and filled with greenery. In the garden, trees grown luxuriantly and flowers bloom and, in the Nine Dragon Pond, nine life-like golden dragons can be seen. The atmosphere in the temple can be described as “A mountain does not have to be high. As long as there lives a fairy, it will be famous. A water body does not have to be deep. As long as there lives a dragon, it will demonstrate vital spirit.”. Many hikers rest at the temple. With pleasant environment and quiet temple air, it is a good place for people to get away from the fast pace of modern life for a while.