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Martial Temples

One of the best example of the personage deified is Kuan-Ti, the Kuan Emperor, called Kuan-Kung among folks and his character and exploits were well know in the fiction San-Kuan Ti is also a patron saint of commerce in addition to his guardian character. There are many temples that worship Kuan-Ti as main deity. Ssu-Tien Wu Miao and Kai-Chi Wu Miao are the most poplar in Tainan.

Built during 1647-1683, Ssu-Tien Wu Miao was also called Ta Kuan-Ti Miao. It has took several renovation and held official sacrificial rites twice a year since 1727. The roof moldings and eaves of the east facade are the most beautiful skyline in Taiwan's traditional architecture.

Two guardians Chou Chang and Kuan Pin inside the temple attend the statue of Kuan Ti. One of the most famous wooden tablets is Ta Thang Fu (foremost men) of 1794. Men-Sinjg on the door panels can only applied to temples where official rites are held.

The west of the main temple body is Kuan-Yi Ting, Hsi-Se and Diu-Ho Tang, His-Se was one of the five poetry societies in Tainan. Liu-HoTong is for traditional musical group. Ma-Shin-Yeh Ting worships Kuan-Ti's favorite horse and tamer.

Kai-Chi Wu Miao, The first temple in Taiwan to worship Kuan-Ti, was built during 1674-1683. It is a Grade III historical landmark with many valued wooden tablets.

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