The Kaihua Temple, also known as The Guan Yin Ting in the center of Changhua, was built in 1724 AD (during the 2nd year of Qing Yongzheng)
That is the Buddhist6 Goddess of Mercy7, Guanyin. This temple is dedicated to her, but over 10 other gods and goddesses are also worshipped8 here, like The Three Divine Officials(三官大帝), The Goddess of Child Birth(註生娘娘),Prefecture City God ( Chenghuang城隍爺 ), Earth God (福德正神), Bodhisattva Ksitigarbhas (地藏王菩薩 ) and Wenchang Dijun (文昌帝君)
The only one godness in Taiwan: A couple of Acne(痘公痘婆) ) If you are infected with diseases, crisis and helplessness, people often pray through religious beliefs to be free from the harm of infectious diseases and the local people of Changhua believe that as long as there is a skin problem, they can come to seek A couple of Acne , and the problem will definitely be solved
Plenty of places to eat snacks and local dishes around the corner
Let's delve into the experience of Changhua hustory and goodness
There are numerous temples and historic sites worth visiting in the surrounding areas
From Kaihua Temple main entrance, go to Minzu Road
From whichever direction you go to Minzu Road, there are direction signs along the way, Feel free to explore the area with the most abundant historic sites in Changhua
從開化寺正門走向民族路, 往民族路,不管哪個方向, 沿路都有指標
開彰祖廟 The Kaichangzu Temple
The Kaichangzu Temple, also known as The Great South Gate Fude Ancestral Hall, was built in 1724 AD(during the 2nd year of Qing Yongzheng) and was demolished in the 25th year of the Republic of China for opening up ethnic roads, leaving only fragmentary temple land, through the help of local people It was not until the 62 nd year of the Republic of China the temple was finally rebuilt.
Fude zhengshen(福德正神 called Tudi gong(土地公) . Tudi gong is ranked low in the spectrum of popular deity in Taiwan although. He is the most common deity in Taiwan. The shrines dedicated to him are almost everywhere. Inother words, Tudi gong is intimate to people. The origin oFf Tudi gong is believed from ancient Sheshen(社神). Sheshen represents the earth. Up to an Emperor,down to the populace, everyone should worship to Sheshen. It is because people thought that the earth carrying,nourishing them. People cannot escape from the duty of respecting the earth. However, there are also manystories about Tudi gong today. The stories are often about that someone became Tudi gong after he was dead because his righteous or straight behavior when he was alive. The stories also provide the possibility why there are still so many Tudi gong today.
福德正神，又名土地公， 土地公在民間神靈譜系中排名很低，是台灣最常見的神。 供奉他的神社幾乎無處不在，換言之，土地公與人親近。起源於古代社神，直到皇帝，下至百姓，人人都應祭祀。 是因為人們認為地球承載著，滋養他們。 人們無法逃避尊重地球的責任。 不過，也有很多故事往往是關於某人死後成為土地公的故事，因為他在世時的正義或正直的行為。 這些故事也提供了為什麼今天還有那麼多土地公。
鎮安宮 The Zhen'an Temple
The main worship of the Sanshan King , the 28th year of Qing Daoguang , earthquake tilt reconstruction, in the 6th year of Showa of reconstruction, the 95th year of Republic of China due to the collapse of the temple roof, the same year on December 5 (lunar calendar October 22) held a ceremony to enter the fire and install the throne.
Opening its doors for the first time after a consecration ceremony in Dec, 2006
The Zhen'an Temple is a symbol of the continuing importance of Taiwanese folk religions in the lives of the people here.
Sanshan guowang (三山國王), Lood of the three mountains, is an important god set of popular religion inTaiwan. It is estimated that there are about 170 temples dedicated to Sanshan guowang, in Taiwan, 1996. Lord of the three mountains is a collection of three mountain gods who originated from Chao zhou (潮州),.The three mountains are MountainJi(巾山),MountainMing(明山),and MountainDu(獨山).San-shan is their collective name.
三山國王（Sanshan guowang），三山之神，是台灣民間宗教的重要神祉。 1996年台灣估計約有170座供奉三山國王的廟宇。三山之主是廣東潮州三山神的集合。三座山是巾山）、明山和獨山。三山是他們的統稱
聖王廟 The Temple of the Holy King
The Temple of the Holy King(picture 4), also known as the Weihui Palace and the Kaizhang Temple of the Holy King, The main god is Chen Yuanguang(陳元光) , the Holy King of Kaizhang , is the main religious deity of the Zhangzhou people, and accompanies the gods: the Lady of the Sacred King of Kaizhang, the Guanyin Bodhisattva. It was built in 1761 AD
Enshrined here is Chen Yuanguang (陳元光), patron god of China's Zhangzhou (漳州), who was responsible for many of Taiwan's pioneer-era immigrants. Chen was a Tang dynasty (唐朝) general sent to suppress a revolt in Fujian province. It is said he improved the lives of the local people by teaching improved farming techniques, earning their deep esteem
彰邑城隍廟 Zhangyi City God Temple
Zhangyi City God Temple was built in 1733 AD, the main gods are: Chenghuang Ye, accompanying gods: Lady Chenghuang, Fan、Xie General, Wenwu Judge, Guanyin Bodhisattva and little girl Liu Mangu
The worship of a tutelary, or guardian deity of a town's walls and moats characterizes the cult of the Chenghuang. The deity is in charge of a range of public concerns, such as the need for seasonal rain to ensure crop productions; it also oversees personal requests, including the recovery from illness, even providing assistance with proof of innocence to those who feel wrongfully accused.
After entering the temple, you will see Duke Weiling's statue placed in the center, flanked by his subordinates. Standing at attention also
include: 7th Master (Black Impermanence) and 8th Master (White Impermanence). With gritted teeth and terrifying snarls, the deities
add to the afterworld atmosphere of the temple. On the sidewalls of the temple - both to the left and right - statues of the 24 ministers
subordinate to the city god are enshrined. Each is tasked with a specific duty, like the executive offices of government.
彰邑明聖廟 The Zhangyi MingSheng Temple
The Zhangyi MingSheng Temple was built in 2001 AD, the main worship is the Tiger Ye General The largest tiger in the temple, holding a willow wood knife in his left hand and a peach wood sword in his right hand, which is majestic; on the right, he steps on the sun with his left foot and the moon with his right foot, showing his mana profundity.
Tiger become a deity is connected with the human cultural related to tiger. Taiwan is not the origin place of tiger. It is no doubt that the idea and image of Huye comes from mainland China. They are brought by the Han people. The cultural, taboo, and legend related to tiger are complex and lasting. In Liangzhu culture(良渚文化)
彰化孔子廟 Changhua Confucius Temple
Changhua Confucius Temple was formerly known as county Confucianism, because in the 1st year of Qing Yongzheng (1723 AD) Changhua set up a county, in the 4th year of Qing Yongzheng (1726 AD) County magistrate Zhang Ho proposed the establishment of a school, built with Zhangyahua
Confucius Temples in Taiwan are a stark contrast to the beautifully designed Taoist and Folk Religion temples that you'll come across as they place more importance on simplicity rather than overloading your senses with design.
The simplicity exhibited in Confucius temples throughout Taiwan and the rest of Asia is meant to be a show of respect to Confucius as well as the importance of his philosophical views of education and his influence on Chinese culture and history.
One of the common features of all Confucius temples is that there is no imagery or statues of Confucius. This is a rule that goes back almost 500 years to the Ming Dynasty (明朝) when the emperor decreed that all Confucius temples should be uniform and only havie "spirit tablets" (神位) rather than images of the sage
所有孔廟的共同特點之一是沒有孔子的形像或雕像。這條規則可以追溯到近 500 年前的明朝，當時皇帝下令所有孔廟都應該統一，只有"神位"，而不是聖人的形象。