Despite being right across from Chicken Low, one of the major historical tourist sites in Tainan (and a place I've been a couple of times too) I had never visited the temple across the street until recently. It's called "S'dyen Ooh Meow" and is primarily dedicated to Gwan Gong/Gwan Dee (he has multiple names in common usage). Gwan Gong is an actual historical person who was lated deified. He was a great general, and is considered a god of soldiers. However, he is also known as a god of accounting and success in business and money matters. There's more detailed information here and here.
There was a political event going on nearby. Taiwan is in the middle of an election season right now, and politicians often have political rallies at temples.
Some of the artwork at the main entrance.
...but it soon opens up onto a courtyard.
There were a lot of decorative spears around.
More decorative spears.
Looking closely, I realized that this one is a monster barfing out a sword blade.
Perhaps this spear is representing some sort of "the pen is mightier than the sword" kind of thing.
Let's go out the door in the back.
Here's the back of the front building we just passed through.
And there's another building just behind the front one.
One of the links above mentions this too, but this temple's layout is unusual. Instead of being symmetrical, once you've gone through the front building (to our left in the photo below) the grounds curve off to the left (in front of me in the photo below). On the right side (behind me in the photo below) is a big wall with the street on the other side. There are multiple different buildings, and some of them are on different levels and facing different directions, which makes the whole compound feel a bit like a maze.
There's a building dedicated to Gwan-in, a popular god in both Buddhism and Taoism.
There's also a building dedicated to "Old Moon Man". He's known as a god who helps single people find love.
On the left side, pasted to the wall, there are a bunch of photos of couples. Perhaps they are all people who found love thanks to praying to this god.
And a turtle pond.
I then decided to go on in the Gwan-in building, which was dark and filled with nicely aged stonework.
There was another temple right nearby. (Da Tyenhoe Gong) It was closed though--or at least this entrance was--so I only took a couple of photos of the outside.
Here's looking back at the roof of Wu Miao.