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Wen Chang Temple 文昌宮

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3.5 49 Reviews

Sunday:07:00 - 21:00

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Introduction

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. 

Information

Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-25210366
Address
No. 9, Ln. 45, Minquan W. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 07:00 - 21:00
Monday 07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 21:00
Saturday 07:00 - 21:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shuanglian

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Minquan W. Rd.

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Zhongshan Elementary School

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Daqiaotou

Review

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 2 Poor
  3. 16 Average
  4. 26 Very good
  5. 5 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 7 Families
  2. 8 Couples
  3. 17 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 12 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Wunchanggong is popular with scholars

    2020-10

    "Gong" in Chinese means "temple." This temple is favoured by students before exams, as it is dedicated to the god of wisdom. Wunchang Temple is not spectacular, but it is worth a visit if you are in the area. You are likely to be accosted by vendors selling cheap souvenirs.
  • bryanmantezoni

    Houston, Texas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    NIce small temple with some street vendors outside

    2019-05

    This was by far the most local experience we had, some students asking to pass their exams and some local vendors outside selling cheap stuff like everywhere in Taiwan. Very good local experience and the opportunity to mingle with locals even though not much to mingle about because they do not speak English so communication was very scarce.
  • bbb57aolcom

    san francisco

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Nice temple (but don't make a special trip unless you have an upcoming examination)

    2014-11

    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
  • marumaru_11

    yokohama

    朝市の中のお寺なのか、お寺の前で朝市なのか

    2020-02

    雙連朝市の道中にある寺社。といってもお寺の前に屋台がたくさん。日本ではありえない光景?屋台が風景に溶け込んでいて台湾の方のおおらかさがわかる。商売に効く神様ではなく、学問の神様らしい。
  • kimnasin

    서울, 대한민국

    Traveler type:

    친구 동반 여행

    지나가다 본 작은 사원

    2019-03

    쌍롄역 근처에 있는 작은 사원입니다. 각종 노점상들에게 둘러싸여 있는데 그 와중에 굉장히 대만스러운 사원이 있는 게 특이하네요.

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