Alishan Forest Railway Chiayi Garage
The tree-lined garage is actually a park with an extragavanza of old steam locomotives. Train buffs and kids alike will certainly love...
This temple was founded in 1694 when a monk brought a Matsu statue to the area. Like its neighbour, Fengtian Temple , Chaotian was at...
This temple, founded in 1622, claims to be the first Matsu temple on mainland Taiwan. The original temple is said to have collapsed,...
Good for cheap food. Located between Mincyuan and Chuei Yang Rds.
Chenghuang Temple information
This is the spiritual centre of Chiayi and is dedicated to the City God. First constructed in 1715, many of the best parts of the temple hail from a 1941 reconstruction. Look for the gorgeous spiderweb plafond (decorative) ceiling and two rows of lively cochin (brightly coloured, glazed ceramic) figures on the walls of the main hall (found behind a glass pane).
The traditional double-eave roof sports elegant swallowtail ridges and colourful figures in jiǎnniàn (mosaic-like temple decoration). You can check it out from the upper floors of the back annexe.