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"Temple for the Immortal Girl" Taiping Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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The Temple for the Immortal Girl, or Ho Hsein-ku Miaou, is a temple dedicated to the worship of the Immortal Woman Ho. According to Chinese mythology, He Xiangu is one of the Eight Immortals, a group of legendary fairies. He Xiangu originates from Yong Prefecture in Linglin County, Hunan Province, during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). When she was born, she had 6 long hairs from the top of her head. At the age of 14-15, she had a dream where a divine being appeared to her and instructed her to eat powdered mica, telling her it would make her immortal. It is believed that she ascended into the sky and became an immortal. The Temple shares the same compound as the Cantonese Association, or Kwan-Tung Hui-Kwan of Taiping. The association was founded by Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee and other prominent members of the Chinese society in 1887.

Address: Off Jalan Kota (Kota Road)
Directions: Behind the Larut Matang District Office

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  • Written Aug 18, 2010
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