There are many historic sites in Tainan City, and most of them are related to a hero, Jheng, Cheng-Kung. He was a general of Ming Dynasty, and took over Taiwan from the Dutch in 1662 and ended 38 year of the Dutch rule. After his death in 1662 at the age of 38, people built this temple to memory Jheng and for his dedication to Taiwan. Current temple was rebuilt in 1963.
Because Jheng's mother is a Japanese, so many Japanese tourists are interested in this site.