Tainan Mosque

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Coordinates: 22°58′42.61″N 120°13′42.47″E / 22.9785028°N 120.2284639°E / 22.9785028; 120.2284639

Tainan Mosque
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AffiliationSunni Islam
LocationNo. 12, Lane 34, Alley 77, Sec. 3, Chunghwa East Road, East, Tainan, Taiwan[1]
Architect(s)Yan Mingguang
Architectural typeMosque
CompletedSeptember 1996

The Tainan Mosque (Chinese: 台南清真寺; pinyin: Táinán Qīngzhēnsì) is a mosque in East District, Tainan, Taiwan. It is the sixth mosque to be built in Taiwan.[2]


Before the establishment of the mosque, Muslims around Tainan had to travel to Kaohsiung for any mosque-related activities in the Kaohsiung Mosque. A land was donated by Wang Huihuan, a local Muslim living in the United States. Initially the land title was given to Taipei Grand Mosque, but then it was transferred to Kaohsiung Mosque which managed the construction of Tainan Mosque.[3]

At the end of 1983, the fund raising of the mosque began, led by Bai Yuqi of the Kaohsiung Mosque board of chairman. Funds were raised as a specific mission listed in the construction budget book of the Tainan Mosque. As a result, Tainan Mosque was subordinated to Kaohsiung Mosque as a branch, and the imam of Tainan Mosque is often the vice imam of Kaohsiung Mosque. The fund raising lasted for over 10 years and the construction of the mosque building finally commenced in 1993. The construction was completed in September 1996.[4]


Tainan mosque was designed by Yan Mingguang, a National Cheng Kung University graduate from Jordan. The mosque looks like an ordinary apartment building, completely unlike a traditional mosque.

The building consists of four floors, in which they are dedicated for a shop, meeting room, ablution rooms for men and women, prayer hall and office.[5]


Tainan Mosque is accessible South East from Tainan Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration.[6]

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  1. ^ "Tainan station". Google Maps. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ "台南清真寺隱身社區透天厝 平日大門深鎖" (in Chinese). CRNTT. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Tainan Mosque 台南清真寺". Taiwan Halal. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Masjid Tainan". Taiwan, the Heart of Asia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ Mutasowifin, Ali (30 June 2015). "Masjid Tainan di Taiwan yang Mungil & Menyempil". Detik Travel (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  6. ^ Ferroa, Susan (10 November 2016). "Taiwan For The Travelling Muslim". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 18 November 2016.

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