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Donglong Temple

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The temple where the great Wen-wang-ye deity is enshrined is located at Zhongzheng road in Donggang Township. The triennial sacrificial Donggang King Boat Ceremony is famous all over Taiwan. In addition, the giant pailou (decorated archway) in front of the main door of Donglong Temple, made of pure gold foils, is resplendent and spectacular.

The burning of the King Boat is one of the folk rituals of the seafaring people in southwestern Taiwan. The original purpose of this ritual was to send the Plague God of out to the sea, and diseases along with him; today it is an activity held to pray for peace and good fortune. The festival is held once every three years, around the ninth lunar month, at Donglong Temple in Donggang. The boats are burned in the middle of the fourth month at Qing-an Temple in Xigang, Tainan City. Generally, the Donggang event is bigger. These celebrations include large-scale temple activities, which climax with the burning of the plague god boat on the last day. The Donggang boat-burning celebrations run for eight days and seven nights. According to custom, before the boat is set fire by devotees and other participants prepare goods for the symbolic trip. Then a big fire is made (this is to force any bad spirits and the Plague God to go aboard), and the boat is burned while the people pray for peace.

Open Hours

05:00~23:00

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:
  1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Wujia System Interchange → Prov. Hwy 88 → Exit at the Wangdan Interchange → Prov. Hwy 27 → Prov. Hwy 17 → County Hwy 187 → Zhongzheng Rd. → Donglong St.
  2. Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Linbian Interchange → Prov. Hwy 17 → County Hwy 187 → Zhongzheng Rd. → Donglong St.
Public:
  1. Take THSR to Zuoying Station, transfer Dapeng Bay Liuqiu Route 9127-D to Pingtung Bus Donggang Station.
  2. Take TRA to Pingtung Station, transfer Pingtung Bus 8202, 8203 to Pingtung Bus Donggang Station.
  3. Take TRA to Linbian Station, transfer Bus 9117 to Pingtung Bus Donggang Station.

Accessible Transportation

  1. Take THSR to Zuoying Station, transfer Dapeng Bay Liuqiu Route 9127-D (Low-floor bus need advance reservation) to Pingtung Bus Donggang Station.
  2. Take TRA to Pingtung Station, transfer Pingtung Bus 8202, 8203 (some buses are Low) to Pingtung Bus Donggang Station.
  3. Take TRA to Linbian Station, transfer Bus 9117 (some buses are Low) to Pingtung Bus Donggang Station.

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Last update time: 2021-09-09
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