Wufei Temple

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Wufei Temple information

Tainan , Taiwan
201 Wufei St
Getting there
Bus: 5,88
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When Koxinga's grandson surrendered to the Manchus in 1683, all hope of restoring the Ming dynasty ended. King Ning Jin, the last contender for the Ming throne, knew his time was up. Before he committed suicide, his concubines, claiming their honour was as important as the king's, hanged themselves on a roof beam in the bedroom of his palace. The palace is now the shrine to Matsu's parents at the Matsu Temple and the beam is still in place.

The dainty Wufei Temple was constructed in the concubines' honour and now sits in a 2000-sq-metre garden park off Wufei Rd. The tombs are covered with cement.