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Wudao City God Temple

Updated:2019-04-20

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Introduction

Highlights
- This temple serves as the base for one of Kinmen's most important traditional faiths.
- Its history spans more than 3 centuries.
- Guides are on hand to give tours (in Mandarin Chinese). Feel free to walk around the temple yourself.

Like many cities in Mainland China and Taiwan, Jincheng also has a City God. Its traditional functions were to protect the city, and to ensure there was enough rain throughout the year. Kinmen's City God temple was originally in Jinmencheng, a village even older than Jincheng, a few kilometers from here. In 1682, Kinmen's first military administrator moved the temple here to Jincheng.
Wudao City God Temple
It's called Wudao City God Temple because Kinmen used to be called Wudao. 
This temple has been repaired many times. Most recently, it was reconstructed using granite and concrete. There are still some wonderful wooden carvings to see.
Wudao City God Temple
City Gods are typically taken out of their temple once a year on a specified date, and paraded around the local streets to honor them. In Kinmen, the Wudao City God Parade is held every year on the 12th day of the 4th month of the lunar calendar. It's a red letter day in Jincheng, with students being let out of school early to participate or watch. If you have the chance to be in Kinmen on that day, you're guaranteed an unforgettable experience!
Wudao City God Temple

Information

TEL +886-82-325939

Address No.40, Guangqian Road, Jincheng Township, Kinmen County Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours 08:00-17:00

Admission charge Free

Facilities

  • Toilets

Recommended length of visit

0.5-1hr

Directions

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