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Wen Chang Temple 文昌宮

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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  • bbb57aolcom

    san francisco

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    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
  • yuching67

    Taipéi, Taiwán

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    Con amigos



  • sarahcheung523

    Hong Kong

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    En solitario



  • ディープ産駒

    Tokio, Japón

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    雙連朝市にあります。 とてもきらびやかな宮です。入口の目の前まで屋台が出ています。 パワースポット?参拝するといいことありそうです。
  • ofattorini

    Lima, Perú

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    En solitario

    Lugar interesante si estas de paseo por la zona


    Recomiendo hacer una caminata desde el Taipei City Mall hasta la estación Minquan; son entre 12 y 15 cuadras con tiendas a los costados y una especie de boulevard central en el cual se encuentra este templo. Vale la pena pasar tanto de día como de noche; la iluminación del templo es muy atractiva.

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