City God Temple

sights / Religious

City God Temple information

Location
Chiayi , Taiwan
Address
168 Wufeng North Rd, East District; 吳鳳北路168號
More information
www.cycht.org.tw
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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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.

It's a 15-minute walk from Chiayi Bus Station.