Chiayi Cheng Huang Temple

Chiayi Cheng Huang Temple (Chinese: 嘉義城隍廟) is a Chinese temple dedicated to the City God or Cheng Huang Ye (Chinese: 城隍爺) which is located in East District, Chiayi City, Taiwan. The temple was founded in 1715, it is one of the oldest and prominent temples in the region.

Chiayi Cheng Huang Temple
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LocationEast District, Chiayi City, Taiwan
Chiayi Cheng Huang Temple is located in Chiayi City
Chiayi Cheng Huang Temple
Location in Chiayi City
Geographic coordinates23°28′42.2″N 120°27′14.4″E / 23.478389°N 120.454000°E / 23.478389; 120.454000Coordinates: 23°28′42.2″N 120°27′14.4″E / 23.478389°N 120.454000°E / 23.478389; 120.454000

The temple applied for national monument status in 2011, but was not listed at the time.[1] Another application was submitted to the Bureau of Cultural Heritage and approved in April 2015.[2]

The temple offers an educational fund and charity programs.[3][4] The first cangue processions held at the temple in six decades started in 2014.[5]


  1. ^ "嘉邑城隍廟申請國定古蹟 文化部審議委員會會勘" (in Chinese). Chiayi City Government. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "建廟三百年 嘉義城隍廟升格國定古蹟" (in Chinese). Chiayi City Government. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Scavenged crayons bring young artist's gift to light". Taipei Times. Translated by Clegg, Julian. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  4. ^ Wang, Shan-yen; Chin, Jonathan (15 November 2017). "Sausage theft feeds prosecutor dream". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  5. ^ Han Cheung (16 August 2020). "Taiwan in Time: O City God, I have sinned". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 August 2020.