Great South Gate
There used to be 14 city gates in Tainan and a city wall spreading several kilometers. This old gate is the only of four remaining ones...
One-half of Tainan's two most ancient Buddhist temples, Fahua has clean lines and understated aesthetics. A simple gourd, exorcist of...
In 1661 Ming loyalist Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung) led his army to Taiwan with plans to restock supplies and then retake the mainland,...
Lily Fruit Shop
Across from the Confucius Temple is this well-known shop serving delicious bào bīng (刨冰, shaved ice and fruit) and fruit drinks.
201 Wufei St · interesting places nearby
Wufei Temple information
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.