Lukang Longshan Temple

Coordinates: 24°03′01.7″N 120°26′08.1″E / 24.050472°N 120.435583°E / 24.050472; 120.435583
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Lukang Longshan Temple
鹿港龍山寺
Location
LocationLukang, Changhua County, Taiwan
Lukang Longshan Temple is located in Changhua County
Lukang Longshan Temple
Shown within Changhua County
Geographic coordinates24°03′01.7″N 120°26′08.1″E / 24.050472°N 120.435583°E / 24.050472; 120.435583
Architecture
Typetemple
Completed1653
1786 (current site)[1]
Interior area891 m2

The Lukang Longshan Temple (traditional Chinese: 鹿港龍山寺; simplified Chinese: 鹿港龙山寺; pinyin: Lùgǎng Lóngshān Sì) is a Guanyin temple in Lukang Township, Changhua County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The temple was originally constructed in 1738 as a small temple. It was then later remodeled by local residents to a larger scale.[2] The much expanded incarnation seen today is renowned for its exquisite woodcarvings, as well as for its stone sculptures, a noteworthy example of which are the 12 major support columns in the main hall, twined by auspicious dragons hewn from solid stone. In 1999, the temple was damaged by an earthquake. It was then repaired and reopened in 2008.[3]

Architecture[edit]

The temple spans over an area of 891 m2.[3] The temple is a square building, with its main building consists of four strata and three gardens. A pair of granite dragon pole sits at the front of the gate. At the end of front hall, there is a theater stage for traditional plays at festivals.

Transportation[edit]

The temple is accessible south west from Changhua Station of Taiwan Railways.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 吳, 哲豪 (2 November 2020). "鹿港龍山寺被噴漆 男子被逮拒說明原因" (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Central News Agency. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Lukang Longshan Temple". Taiwan, the Heart of Asia. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b Blakemore, Erin (30 June 2016). "Experience the Secrets of a Threatened Taiwanese Temple". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 15 July 2021.