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Altar of Heaven (Tian Tan)

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The temple commonly referred to as Lord of Heaven (Tiangong) Temple. The Altar of Heaven (Tian Tan) is dedicated to the supreme Taoist deity, the Jade Emperor. The Chinese people believe deeply in fatalism; so when they encounter troubles in their lives, they might go to the Altar of Heaven to ask the Jade Emperor for a change of destiny. This is accomplished by transferring one's ill fortune to a straw doll and substituting good fortune for it. The local people go to the temple on the first and 15th days of each lunar month to worship the god and pray for the well-being of their families, and solemn birthday celebrations are held for the Jade Emperor on the ninth day of the first lunar month.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)

Nat'l Fwy 1 → Exit at the Yongkang Interchange → Zhongzheng N. Rd. → Zhongzheng S. Rd. → Gongyuan Rd. → Sec. 2, Minquan Rd. → Sec. 2, Zhongyi Rd.


Take TRA to Tainan Station, transfer Tainan City Bus to Minsheng Green Garden stop.

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Last update time: Oct 27, 2023
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