Altar of Heaven (Tien Tan)

Commonly referred to as Lord of Heaven (Tien Kung) Temple. The Chinese people believe deeply in fatalism; so when they encounter troubles in their lives, they might go to the Altar of Heaven to ask the Jade Emperor for a change of destiny. This is accomplished by transferring one’s ill fortune to a straw doll and substituting good fortune for it. The local people go to the temple on the first and 15th days of each lunar month to worship the god and pray for the well-being of their families, and solemn birthday celebrations are held for the Jade Emperor on the ninth day of the first lunar month.

  • Main deities:
    1. Jade Emperor (Taoist deity)
  • Main Event: Birthday of the Jade Emperor (9th day of the first lunar month).
  • Location: 16 ChungYi Road, Section 2, Lane 84, TAINAN