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The Oldest Temple in Taiwan | God of War Temple and Confucius Temple Tainan

Here is a video we made about our visit to the Oldest Temple in Taiwan!!

After visiting Fort Provintia near by, it was a very brief 2 minute walk to get to the oldest temple in Taiwan. The God of War Temple or Sì Diǎn Wǔ Miào 祀典武廟 was built sometime in the 1660s. This temple is dedicated to the God Szu Wu Miao. The temple complex was a series of about 10 buildings, each one with an altar and place to burn incense.

The Oldest Temple in Taiwan | God of War Temple Tainan
The Oldest Temple in Taiwan | God of War Temple Tainan

The temple was gorgeously ornamented and had a lovely back garden.

The Oldest Temple in Taiwan | God of War Temple Tainan
The Oldest Temple in Taiwan | God of War Temple Tainan

After this temple, we walked a few more minutes to the Confucius temple, which was largely under construction. The Confucius temple is the second oldest temple in Taiwan. There was a man preforming at his temple, so we left pretty quickly after a brief walk through.

Confucius Temple in Tainan Taiwan
Confucius Temple in Tainan Taiwan

Along the way to our next stop we saw an old Japanese Dojo (martial arts training facility), built during the Japanese colonial times.

Japanese Dojo in Tainan Taiwan
Temple Procession in Tainan Taiwan

We also stumbled upon a temple procession with dancers and drums, before heading down a cute little lane way, lined with shops and cafes (called Fu Zhong Jie)!

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