Lady LinShui Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lady LinShui, Chen Ching-ku. Since there are so many people who need the help of the goddess, she is accompanied by 36 assistants who are positioned in a side chamber.

These are all the patron saints of women, who come in large numbers to pray for sons or good health. For women and children alike, the goddess is a source of spiritual comfort. Women also come to this temple for a “belly change” which is believed to change the sex of an unborn child. A Taoist priest performs a ritual which, it is said, can give the child whatever sex the parents desire.

  • Year erected: 1662
  • Location: 1 ChienYeh Street, Tainan