1 Like

Tianhou Temple at Cihou, Cijin
Kaohsiung

Established in 1673 (the 27th Year of Emperor Yongli of Southern Ming Dynasty), Tianhou Temple at Cihou is the oldest temple in Kaohsiung City.At that time, a fisherman from Fujian Province, China floated to Cihou during a typhoon and discovered this lovely place for fishing and settlement.He traveled back home and invited other villagers to come across the Strait.These people relocated to Cihou with the statue of the sea goddess Matsu from Meizhou Island.Through the fundraising efforts of the local gentlemen, a Matsu temple was built later for the worship of the Guardian Goddess.

The Tianhou Temple consists of two main halls and two side halls.Although it has been renovated for numerous times in history, the carvings inside and outside the temple, the clay sculptures and fragmented ceramics are well preserved in its classical elegance.The Tianhou Temple mainly worships Matsu, which is also known as the “Matsu Temple” or “Matsu Palace” by the local people.The temple has a large number of religious followers all year around.Being the first Matsu Temple in Kaohsiung City, it has been classified as a third-class historical site by the government in 1979 (the 68th year of the Republic of China).

Copyright: Walker Young
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 02/06/2009
Updated: 07/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: temple
comments powered by Disqus

Walker Young
Port of Kaohsiung
wongchichuen
Kaohsiung Cijin Seafood Street (高雄旗津廟前路,俗稱海鮮街)
Chu-Kai-Chou
Kaohsiung - Cijin Ferry Terminal
wongchichuen
Cijin Ferry Station (旗津渡輪碼頭), Kaohsiung--TW
Chu-Kai-Chou
Kaohsiung - Ferry Terminal Cijin internal
Walker Young
Cijin Beach
Walker Young
Cijin Beach
Walker Young
陽光大道
Chu-Kai-Chou
Kaohsiung - flag after the beacon
Chu-Kai-Chou
Kaohsiung - after the lighthouse to see the Kaohsiung View
Walker Young
旗津旗後燈塔
steven ho
旗津旗後燈塔-庭院景觀
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Nascar Racetrack I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, NE
Y Takeichi
Evening view from Tokyo Skytree
Cheng Gang
Night of Beishan Road
Paul Emck
Inside a Red Apple Tree
Paul Mears
Frankland Islands
Stefan Huber
T08 erster schnee tv 1 5 14000
Wojciech Fuchs
"Pasternik" cemetery in Krakow at night time
Olley
Cape Royal
Sergei Alexandrov
Burano, VE, Italia
Tord Remme
View from Fisherman's Bastion, Buda Castle, Budapest
Ola Heloe
Ice cave Leirbreen glacier
Michael Malag
Sharq seaside sunrise
Walker Young
Sanduo Shopping District
Walker Young
Hand-in-Hand To Safeguard TAIWAN
Walker Young
Heritage and Culture Education Center of Taipe
Walker Young
Glory Pier
Walker Young
Yungchuan Temple
Walker Young
Nanzih Export Processing Zone
Walker Young
Fishermen's Wharf, Former Banana Warehouse
Walker Young
Sanmin Family Park
Walker Young
R17 World Games Station
Walker Young
Shihshan (Golden Lion Lake) Park
Walker Young
R16 Zuoying Station
Walker Young
Taiwan Storyland
More About Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.