Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple
Planning and approval phase; no site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 October 2021
The Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple, but local members indicate that a parcel of land acquired in 2008 next to the stake center for the Kaohsiung Taiwan North Stake is a candidate site for the temple.
Taiwan's second temple was announced on October 3, 2021, by President Russell M. Nelson. The Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple will be located in southern Taiwan in the island's third most populous city with over 2.75 million residents. The first temple constructed in country, the Taipei Taiwan Temple, was dedicated in 1984. There are currently more than 61,000 Latter-day Saints who attend approximately 110 congregations in Taiwan.1
The Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple will be the second temple built in Taiwan, following the Taipei Taiwan Temple (1984).
- "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Oct. 2021.