The Most Multicultural Religious Sites In The World
Longqi Wenheng Temple | Travel Taiwan
Family Travel Destination
Taiwan has more than 4,000 temples across the nation, including Confucianist, Buddhist, Taoist, Christian churches, Muslim mosques and more. It is ubiquitous for Taiwanese to visit temples regularly growing up.
Before moving to Spain, we were living in Taiwan for around six years. During our time in Taiwan, we were explored a few stunning places in Taiwan including a few religious sites. Longqi WenHeng temple 龍崎文衡殿 stood out among all as it has the “step outside the box” mentality and embraces multiculturalism.
The Longqi Wenheng Temple, built-in 1998, is located in Longqi District Tainan City in Taiwan. It was initially constructed as a simple temple, but it has transformed into a magnificent piece of architecture under the sponsorship of a construction company owner. He donates part his fortune and personal art collections to the temple. The construction company spent two decades building a family-friendly “neighborhood” to give back to society. Temple provides free space for cyclists to rest, children to run around, street artists to perform, and anyone to have tea, Longqi Wenheng Temple is definitely a family travel destination, and suitable at all age group.
The temple also attempts at integrating elements of Taiwanese traditional religion, and popular culture, combing the eastern and the western art. This is the first time been done in Taiwan and internationally, making it a unique destination to visit for anyone.
The Super Hero – Marvel Characters
According to multiple news outlets, the founder once saw his great-grandchildren playing an ironman toy, he became curious and eventually brought in the first set of the real size Ironman figures to the temple. For this reason, it attracts thousands of visitors every year.
- Captain America – The Avengers
- Iron Patriots
- The Hulk
- Elsa & Olaf
Inside the Longqi Wenheng Temple and the museum next to it holds several well-known artworks by the famous local woodcarver, Chen Zheng-Hsiung, and the master of Koji pottery, Lin Kuang-Yi.
Museum Opening Hours: Every Sunday from 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Chinese New Year
Every Chinese New Year Longi Wenheng Temple hands out thousands of red envelop enclosed with lucky money – a bill worth NT$100 or about 3 Euro. Many visitors arrive as a family early in the morning to ensure a spot every year.
10 minutes spectacular fireworks display
800 tables outdoor feast
Annual Temple Festival
The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the birthday of Wenheng temple. Temple members from other cities start to arrive in the afternoon, joining to celebrate this special day. Temple host 800 tables of an outdoor feast that are reserved in advance.
Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher in the center, Kurt Wenner on the right.; Surrounded by the traditional “Eight Generals” – Taiwan’s Ba Jia Jiang
Kurt Wenner 3D Exhibition
Longqi Wenheng temple worships Guan Gong and the temple has invited the Master 3D Artist Kurt Wenner to created a Guan Gong’s Three Kingdom story by using oil paints with a new production process, it has attracted thousands of visitors to the temple and widely covered by the local media.
- Opening Hours: All year round 24 hours
- Entrance Fee: Free
- Telephone: +886-6-5940050
- Address: No.3-2, Zhongkeng, Longqi Dist., Tainan City 719, Taiwan