Saturday, August 21, 2010

Taiwan - Chihnan Temple

Chihnan Temple

Sent by Yeli, a postcrosser from Taiwan.

This is from Wikipedia : Chih Nan Temple (Chinese: 指南宮; pinyin: Zhĭnán Gōng; also called 仙公廟, Xiāngōng Miào) is a Taoist temple on the slopes of Houshan (猴山, "Monkey Mountain") in Muzha, a suburb of Taipei, Taiwan. It was founded in 1882. The temple's main deity is Lu Dongbin, one of the Eight Immortals. As Lu is said to dwell in the southern courtyard of the heavenly court, the temple acts as a compass pointing toward the south (指南, zhĭnán); hence the name.

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