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Nankunshen Daitian Temple

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  • Lingxiao Hall
  • Kungshen Wangye's Salt for Peace Festival

Nankunshen Daitian Temple is located in Tainan City, consisting of 2 temples, which worship Wufu Qiansui and Wanshan Ye respectively. Legend goes that Wanshan Ye was a shepherd boy of a Qing emperor. He practiced Buddhist principles in Kanglang Mountain and became a Buddha here. Wufu Qiansui came to Taiwan later also in the Qing Dynasty. As they both wanted to build a temple here, they had a fight over the land. Goddess of Mercy mediated between them and suggested they both build a temple here to help local people.

Nankunshen Daitian Temple is the largest and oldest Wangye Temple in Taiwan. There is Kunyuan, Huyuan, Haishan Pavilion and other facilities. Every year, on April 26 and 27 (lunar calendar), people gather here for the yearly exuberant festival.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
  1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Xinying Interchange → Prov. Hwy 19 → Yizhu → County Hwy 172 → Prov. Hwy 17
  2. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Madou Interchange → County Hwy 171 → Xuejia → County Hwy 174 → Prov. Hwy 17

Take TRA to Xinying Station, transfer to The West Coast Expressway 61, get off at Nankunshen stop.


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Last update time: 2021-01-05
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