Tourist Attractions

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Qihou Tianhou Temple

Tianhou Temple is dedicated to Matsu and is also known as Matsu Temple to the locals. The temple has many worshippers and is Kaohsiung City's first Matsu Temple. In 1979, the government recognized it as a Class 3 Building of Historical Interest.

Tianhou Temple

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Syongjhen North Gate

This small battery was built in 1875, at the same time as the Qihou fort on the south side of the port. Together they protected the Takou Harbor. The cannons have long since been removed, with only arc-shaped gun mounts remaining. The characters "Hsiung Jhen Bei Men" (Northern Guardian Gate) are large and powerful, corresponding to the characters "Wei Jhen Tien Nan" (Dominating the South) over the Qihou Fortification. The magnificent gates are kept in good order and serve as a reminder of its history.

Syongjhen North Gate

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Longchuan Temple

The temple was originally built as Yuanshing Temple in 1742 by the Buddhist Master Jinyuan, and was partially destroyed by fire in 1891. In 1892, local gentries advocated for its restoration, but the work was incomplete and poorly carried out by lack of funds. However, the number of worshippers remained as before. The current temple was rebuilt in 1923. The name of the temple comes from Longchuan, or Dragon’s Spring, which is a nearby well that is named “Longmu (Dragon’s Eye).”

Longchuan Temple

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Yuanheng Buddhist Temple

Originally the Yuansing or Yanzih Temple, after numerous relocations it was eventually moved to its present location on the mountain and renamed Yuanheng. The temple is dedicated to the deity Bodhisattva Guanyin, and exhibits stately and elegant architecture. The platform in front of the temple offers excellent views of the entire city. It is particularly scenic at sunrise and sunset.

Yuanheng Buddhist Temple

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Martyrs’ Shrine

Originally a Japanese Shinto shrine, the Japanese rebuilt it into "Kaohsiung Shrine" to encourage the sense of unity during World War II. After the war, the government immediately converted it into the Martyrs' Shrine to honor fallen patriots. These days top local government officials perform important ceremonies here during National memorial days in spring and autumn.

Martyrs’ Shrine

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Confucius Temple

The temple is built reflecting the style of the Sung Dynasty Shandong Confucious Temple, and the Tacheng Hall that forms the main building imitates the Taihe Hall from the Forbidden City in Beijing. It is a magnificent structure that conveys the full majesty and wisdom of the 1,000 years old Confucian philosophy. The Chinese people consider Confucius to be the greatest teacher. September 28th is Teacher's Day, which marks Confucius' birthday. It is celebrated with a solemn ceremony conducted according to ancient ritual.

Confucius Temple

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Lotus Lake

Lotus Pond is located east of Zuoying's old community and west of the North-South railway line. Gueishan Mountain lies to the south and Banpingshan Mountain to the north. The lake has an area of approximately 42 hectares. The lotus flowers bloom every summer and the refreshing fragrance has given it the name "Lotus Pond". The "Companion Pool's Lotus Fragrance" is considered one of the "Eight Wonders" of Fongshan.

Lotus Lake

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Confucius Temple

The temple is built reflecting the style of the Sung Dynasty Shandong Confucious Temple, and the Tacheng Hall that forms the main building imitates the Taihe Hall from the Forbidden City in Beijing. It is a magnificent structure that conveys the full majesty and wisdom of the 1,000 years old Confucian philosophy. The Chinese people consider Confucius to be the greatest teacher. September 28th is Teacher's Day, which marks Confucius' birthday. It is celebrated with a solemn ceremony conducted according to ancient ritual.

Confucius Temple