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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

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets



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  3. 14 Average
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  5. 4 Excellent

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  2. 5 Couples
  3. 14 Solo
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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
  • さも336

    Chigasaki, Japón

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    Con amigos



  • jemunsone


    Traveler type:

    En familia

    작은 사원


    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

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    En solitario



  • yuka0316

    Traveler type:

    En pareja




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