Temple of the Five Concubines

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Five Concubines Temple in Tainan

The Temple of the Five Concubines (五妃廟), known also by alternative names including the Temple of the Five Noble Ladies, is a temple in Tainan, Taiwan. It was built in front of the tomb of the five concubines of Zhu Shugui, the Ming Prince of Ningjing, who killed themselves in 1683 to accompany him in death. It is registered as a first-class historic site by the Republic of China government.[1]

In 1683, the Qing Dynasty forces invaded Taiwan and defeated the Kingdom of Tungning, prompting Zhu Shugui to commit suicide. Rather than be left to an uncertain and inglorious fate in the hands of the Qing, the concubines elected to end their own lives as well. The names of the five concubines were Lady Yuan, Lady Wang, Xiugu, Sister Mei and Sister He; their full names are unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "五妃廟". www.boch.gov.tw. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 22°58′55″N 120°12′19″E / 22.982081°N 120.205214°E / 22.982081; 120.205214