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Wufei Temple

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Address: No.201 Wuji Street, Zhong District, Tainan, Taiwan
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Surprisingly small temple. The concubine are buried in the concrete behind the temple shrine. Not a destination but more of a side trip.

Reviewed 4 July 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is known as the concubines temple and although it's very small, it has a truly delightful shrine that is well worth seeing. It's also set in very pleasant, peaceful grounds. Definitely a must see.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Surprisingly small temple. The concubine are buried in the concrete behind the temple shrine. Not a destination but more of a side trip.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

After visiting the Confucius Temple, my friend and I walked for about 1 km to search out this quaint temple. Along Qingzhong St, we passed by the National University of Tainan, There are some crowded eateries popular with its students. Wufei St is where our destination is found. We learnt about the touching sacrifices of 5 concubines and 2 eunuchs.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This colourful little temple is down the bottom of the temple tour set in a nice park. There are some jolly paintings on the doors and inside too, with 5 deities on the shrine all dressed in lovely little costumes. This place really has a happy little vibe going on. What a minute, what? They all killed themselves? Oh dear!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

The story of King Ning Jin's concubines committing suicide is quite distressing. The tombs built for them (as well as the nearby tomb/shrine for the eunuch who also committed suicide) while covered over in cement is fronted by a recently restored temple. The structure is quite spartan, but does have some interesting painted images on the doors. The park is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Tainan has so many temples. This one is set in some nice grounds. Its central and part of the Lonely Planet walking tour.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

I'd say this was one of the highlights of our visit to Tainan. It's just a simple temple set in a quiet park a bit of a walk from the train station area, but it was well worth it. The story of the five concubines and two eunuchs who committed suicide along with their Husband/Master is sort of romantic even... More 

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West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth. The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.
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