One of the most unique traditions is the “tangi”, it’s sort of like psychic. It is believed with spiritual training, the tangi is capable of allowing the god to posses their body protecting them from physical harm. So demonstrations of the “shielding from harm” often take place live during festivals, where the tangi physically pierce and cut him selves when the god possesses his body. It may sound disturbing but it’s a tradition most people find compelling when they visit Nankunshen.
Nankunshen Temple, the compound is spacious and the building is grandiose. The magnificent Chinese style temple attracts worshippers around the island from time to time. It is designated as a class two national historical monument, a great place to experience the traditional cultural Taiwan.
Weekends and holidays 08:30-20:30
April 26 and 27 (lunar calendar) traditional events are hold.
Children and elders over 65 years old NT$50
Group members above 10 30% discount (proof of company or organization required)
From Tainan, take the Hsingnan Express Bus and alight at Nankunshen stop.
Buses are frequent. Alternatively, from Shinyin, you can take the Shinyin Express Bus and alight at Nankunshen.
The bus leaves every hour.
1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Xinying Interchange → Prov. Hwy 19 → Yizhu → County Hwy 172 → Prov. Hwy 17
2. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Madou Interchange → County Hwy 171 → Xuejia → County Hwy 174 → Prov. Hwy 17