TOP
Install Install

Wen Chang Temple

The statue of Imperial Lord Wen Chang was transported to Taiwan by a merchant from China during the Japanese colonial period. The merchant, who was staying away from home, worshipped the statue day and night. However, after his business failed, he lost interest in worshipping, and abandoned the statue in a forest. One evening, a woman saw the statue. Not knowing where the deity was from, she gathered many people in a ceremonial reception to welcome the deity. An old man felt that the statue bore resemblance to Imperial Lord Wen Chang, the deity who looks after the fortune and reputation of people. Hence, they built a small temple on Lane 45 of Minsheng East Road to properly worship it. Later, most believers seeking academic success came to worship the statue. It was said that their wishes were oftentimes granted. 

It is the only temple in the district that enshrines Imperial Lord Wen Chang. It has many worshippers, and students who come to pray for success during the examination period often have their wishes come true. 

Information

Themes
Religious Venues 101 Highlights
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
, Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

3.5 36 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 14 Average
  4. 17 Very good
  5. 4 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 6 Families
  2. 5 Couples
  3. 14 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 8 Friends
  • bbb57aolcom

    san francisco

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Nice temple (but don't make a special trip unless you have an upcoming examination)

    2014-11

    FOLKLORE: This temple is dedicated to the god of wisdom and is a favorite of those preparing for examinations. This temple is consistent with other Asian temples (nothing special), so I would not make a special trip to visit the temple unless you had an upcomng examination. I recommend three other temples in Taipei Longshan Paoan Confucius
  • さも336

    Chigasaki, Japón

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    雙連朝市の所にありました

    2017-05

    雙連朝市の所にあるお寺です。調べたら学問の神様との事でした。地元の方がお参りに来ていたので静かに見学をしましょう。
  • jemunsone

    Taipei

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    작은 사원

    2017-05

    길에서 이삼십 미터 떨어 진곳에 있는데 시장인지 노점상이 많아요. 아담하고 전형적인 중국식 사원 입니다. 밤에 보지 않았지만 불이 켜지면 좋을듯
  • モロッこ

    Yosano-cho, Japón

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    派手

    2016-10

    台北で一番と言われるレストランの近くにあるおみやさんです。名前からして、学問にまつわるものを祀っているようです。台湾独特のネオンでキラキラした雰囲気は、日本人からすると、ありがたみが薄れてしまいます。
  • yuka0316

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    散歩しました

    2017-07

    昼間は屋台が並ぶようです。ホテルまでの帰り道に、電飾がきれいだったので寄り道して見ました。公園に面していて、夜もスポーツする人や体操する若い人が多かったです。ここは受験のご利益があるそうで、皆熱心にお祈りを捧げていました。

1-36 Reviews

All Reviews

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of Taipei City Govermnent and TripAdvisor LLC.

© 2017 TripAdvisor LLC

Nearby Attractions

More Attractions
Top