Guandu Temple

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Coordinates: 25°7′4.3″N 121°27′49.6″E / 25.117861°N 121.463778°E / 25.117861; 121.463778

Guandu Temple
關渡宮
Kuan-du Temple.JPG
Basic information
Location Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan
Architectural description
Architectural type Temple
Completed 1712
Map

The Guandu Temple (Chinese: 關渡宮; pinyin: Guāndù Gōng) is a folk temple in the Beitou District of Taipei, Taiwan, worshipping the sea-goddess Mazu.[1][2]

History[edit]

The temple was originally constructed in 1712. It was also known as Lingshan Temple due to its location at Mount Ling.[3]

Architecture[edit]

The temple is filled with carved dragon pillars, stone lions and wall sculptures. The door gods are in the form of relief carvings. The rafters and beams are also carved and painted. The image of Mazu sits on the main altar.

Transportation[edit]

The temple is accessible within walking distance south of Guandu Station of Taipei Metro.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ":::Temple - Guandu Temple ::: TaipeiTravel Net -- Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government. travel.taipei:::". taipeitravel.net. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25.
  2. ^ "Guandu Temple - Great Taipei Travel(旅遊王TravelKing)". TravelKing.
  3. ^ "Foundation of Guantu Temple", Official site, Taipei: Guandu Temple, retrieved 18 November 2016. (in Chinese) & (in English)
  4. ^ "Attractions > Hot Spots > Taipei City > Guandu Temple >". taiwan.net.tw.

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