Wenchang Temple – To the God of Literature (Nantun)

Wenchang Temple
Wenchang Temple (est. 1797)

Wen chang temple was completed in 1797 during the Qing dynasty and is dedicated to Chinese god of literature Wen Chang Dijun. Wen Chang Dijun is a popular god in Taiwan (especially with students) and he is found in many educated Taiwanese homes across the island. Students regularly
study Chinese classics here. There are two Wenchang temples, one in Beitun Dist. (est. 1888) and the older located in Nantun Dist. (south Taichung). The temple was once used as a school during
the Japanese occupation period of Taiwan in 1898. Nantun traditional market and ‘Old Street’ is directly behind this temple as well as Wanhe temple nearby Taichungs oldest temple.  The Wenchang temple is a category 3 listed historical site.

Opening Hours: Daytime hours (entry FREE)

Getting there:

No. 100 Wenchang Street, Nantun Dist. Taichung City

References:

http://www.tcw.moj.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=142747&CtNode=24665&mp=143
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temples_of_Taichung


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