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Wancuo Beiji Temple

According to The Record of Renshow Temple, the Wancuo Beiji Temple is one of a few historical sites in the area. When Zheng Cheng-gong, King of Yenping, landed on Taiwan, General Chen Yong-hua ordered his troops to station in Wancuo Village. As it was a very important strategic point, troops stationed at the village built military facilities there and cultivated the area. Troops also built the village as the “general’s residence”. When troops came to Taiwan from China, they brought the statue of Xuantian Shangdi with them for blessing and peace. They also worshipped the deity in the barracks. As time went by, the deity was also worshipped by local civilians. This is the origin of the Beiji Temple. Avalokitesvara was also worshipped in the temple. It is said that a devout believer invited the deity from the Chaofeng Temple on Mt. Dagan in Alian, Kaohsiung. Every September 19 in the lunar calendar (the day when Avalokitesvara became a monk), the temple holds a celebration ceremony. Shitougong is another special deity worshipped in the temple. The stone was found by the river and believed to have magic, so people worshipped it in the Beiji Temple. As Shituogong has shown his presence and miracle, the story became a local legend. A special ritual is held on every April 16 in the lunar calendar to worship Shitougong. 
Address: No. 19, Lane 131, Section 1, Zhongzheng South Road, XincuoVillage, Gueiren District, Tainan City.
(Source: National Religion Information Network, Ministry of the Interior)