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An'png Kaitai Tianhou Palace

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Address: No.33 Guosheng Road, An'ping District, Tainan, Taiwan
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beautiful temple, worth the quick view

its a lovely edifice with a ton of things to see. took a ton of pictures of some wonderful carvings, art, and religious relics. its located close to other things so not even a... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Alden L
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

its a lovely edifice with a ton of things to see. took a ton of pictures of some wonderful carvings, art, and religious relics. its located close to other things so not even a detour. worth a visit.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This temple is located next to the An'ping Old Fort. Walking through the temple only takes 15-20 minutes if you are walking real slow and looking at every detail. Personally, I must have seen over 100 temples in my travels. The only really noteworthy thing about this one is the 3D detail of all the carvings all the way up... More 

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Yogyakarta
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The gate welcomes you in a rich giant Chinese sculpture. Walk inside the temple and see the crafted wall. It is nice. Don't forget to look up cos the ceiling will steal your impression. Such in detail crafted n look so ancient. It is just beautiful. You may look around and see the lively of this temple. Enjoy n feel... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

A large site, this temple has some very unique features and is well worth seeing, despite the wealth of wonderful temples in Tainan. The ceilings are truly spectacular. It's just across from the very boring Anping Fort and is surrounded by very narrow lanes and hawkers. Definitely a must see. Also check out the cemetery that is very nearby. Turn... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

This temple is beautiful but if you see so many as me you will not feel excited any more but if you like temples you will like this one. Also in area around there is many markets and you can buy some yummy food and souvenirs.

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Thank xtick103
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

It was ok, but I had seen better. These are still attractions worth seeing in Tainan as they don't have that many.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

The temple is just located in front of the Anping Fort in a touristy site in Tainan. It was constructed in 1668 during the Qing dynasty to house the Matzu deities that were brought over by Koxinga to Anping from the Fukien province. The temple was meant to be a spiritual pillar to bless those Chinese sailors and settlers in... More 

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Tainan
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is another must see temple in Tainan City. With so many to choose from, it is hard to see all the best spots but if you have to choose one to visit, this should be it.

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Anping District/ Annan District
Anping District is the area first developed in Taiwan. It is also the key to Taiwan’s involvement in the international community. The two famous historic monuments, Anping Fort (a.k.a. Fort Zeelandia) and Eternal Golden Castle leave behind them the traces of international trade made by various countries. Another historic monument that stands the test of time is Tree House, in which beautiful stories were created along with the running water in the canal in the course of history. The National Museum of Taiwan History in the form of green building stands in Annan District. Next to the coastal Cihcao Dajhong Temple is the amazingly gorgeous green tunnel formed by mangroves. Moving slowly in the river course on a pipe raft, you will be greeted by hermit crabs and mudskippers. The sunlight glitters in the woods. This will be like a tranquil journey in the no-man Amazon. What comes next is Luermen River estuary. People can enjoy the beautiful sunset in the Natural Defence of the Capital and also visit the one and only temple which has two barefooted door gods of foreign descent, guarding General Jheng Chengkong, making the trip to Tainan full of stories and mysteries.
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