347 is a special number, Buddha knows why, so Tainan decided 347 years for Koxinga’s conquest of Taiwan is a good occasion for a grand event to celebrate freeing the island from the Dutch. Koxinga, otherwise known as Cheng Kung (/Gong) is an extremely important figure in Tainan, almost if not already at the position of a local God. The festival was taking place in his big and beautiful Koxinga shrine.
A new statue of Koxinga was unveiled in front of the shrine.
The magical dragon pond next to the shrine hosted an arts fair and a series of Taiwanese traditional cultural events, like this adorable puppet show with Gods doing Kong Fu at each other.
The hall next to the shrine had some info and exhibition.
At the back the kids were having fun with some of the volunteers.