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 temple was gorgeously ornamented and had a lovely back garden.
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.
Along the way to our next stop we saw an old Japanese Dojo (martial arts training facility), built during the Japanese colonial times.
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)!