Guang An Temple is one of the oldest temples that enshrine the Holy King of Kaizhang, with a history of more than two hundred years. There are a lot of antiques in the temple, and the most famous ones are a rare pair of small stone lions of very special shapes. There are a lot of poetic couplets beautifully inscribed on the columns, telling the heroic legends of the Holy King. The left hall enshrines Guangon, a famous general, while the right hall enshrines the Land God, respectively symbolizing the protection of people in war and peace.
The famous duck-meat stall is right in front of the temple. But, before you enjoy the duck meat, remember to take a good look at the temple, for a better understanding of the area.
Kuo Kuang Bus
Tel: 0800-588-010、886-2- 2432-3185、886-2-2433-6111
Danshui Bus(Tansui Bus)
Tel: 0800-002-277、886-2- 2621-3340
Add:Jinbaoli St., Jinshan District, New Taipei City
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Credit Card: No
The Guangan Temple holds its annual procession on February 15 by the lunar calendar. It was said that the two statues of the Gods for Zhanzhou Immigrants (i.e. generals in sitting pose, with their feet resting on the backs of sacred turtles) flew off their old temple before they were escorted to a temple in the Jinbaoli Street. Surprised pilgrims later found the two statues and their sedan chair resting on the Jinbaoli altar. The story got passed on and became a favorite story among the locals.