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Lungshan Temple - Taiwan
Lungshan Temple

Lungshan Temple
The Lungshan Temple, also known as Dragon Mountain was built in1738 and has long been devoted to Kuanyin- the Goddess of Mercy. The temple was destroyed by an earthquake in 1815, but its statue of Kuanyin survived to be rehoused in a new temple, which was itself destroyed by a Typhoon in 1867. A new temple was built only to be again demolished by American bombers on a raid against the Japanese in 1945.

The Lungshan Temple was built in the Ching Dynasty. It was restored several times after a series of natural disasters and human damages. The temple's doors, beams and poles are beautifully decorated. There are a pair of delicate bronze dragon poles in the front hall, and another four pairs of dragon poles in the middle hall. There are also exquisite wood sculptures. Among them, the wishing well and the Guanyin setting

Directions: By MRT:
Longshan Temple MRT Station

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2011
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Inside the walls of the working Temples - Taiwan

Inside the walls of the working Temples

Musuem and Temples

They have a national musuem there with many Mainland China artifacts, they change their exhibits timely. The temples are great and given much care and details. (colorful)

Directions: Taiwain

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  • Written Mar 10, 2010
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