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指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

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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 Lü Dongbin, one of the Eight Immortals. As Lü 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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A: 指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

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Chih Nan Temple (Chinese: 指南宮; pinyin: Zhĭnán Gōng; also called 仙公廟, Xiāngōng Miào) is a Taoist templ...

指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

B: 指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

by strongco worker, 80 meters away

Chih Nan Temple (Chinese: 指南宮; pinyin: Zhĭnán Gōng; also called 仙公廟, Xiāngōng Miào) is a Taoist templ...

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D: MuZha ChunYang Holy Temple

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E: 指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

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Chih Nan Temple (Chinese: 指南宮; pinyin: Zhĭnán Gōng; also called 仙公廟, Xiāngōng Miào) is a Taoist templ...

指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

F: 指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

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G: MuZha Zhinan Temple

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H: 指南宮 Chi Nan Temple

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Chih Nan Temple (Chinese: 指南宮; pinyin: Zhĭnán Gōng; also called 仙公廟, Xiāngōng Miào) is a Taoist templ...

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I: MuZha Zhinan Temple(Grand Hall)

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J: Maokong Gondola Zhinan Temple Station 貓纜 指南宮站

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