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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. 


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

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  • Toilets



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  • bbb57aolcom

    san francisco

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    Con amigos

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


    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
  • hide2004

    Prefectura de Tokio, Japón

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    En solitario



    2017年1月に行きました。 雙連朝市の真ん中にある学問の神様を祀った廟です。雙連朝市に行った時に立ち寄りましたが、朝早くから熱心にお祈りする学生の姿がありました。 周りは朝一が開かれていて、朝から賑わっています。
  • komoneko




  • 藍爾斯

    Traveler type:

    En familia



    祈求學業一定要去的文昌宮(臺北市 雙蓮)# 點燈祈福~求好運~ 文昌宮可謂香火鼎盛, (廟外面也有攤販在賣拜拜所需的蔬菜)
  • baryTW


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    En solitario



    文昌宮 有五尊神像及火爐,要點五柱香! 宮雖不大但是建築弘偉香火鼎盛 每尊神像壇牆上有介紹,神明的木雕刻更是精雕細琢。

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