|Taiwan Keelung (Jilong) | Dianji Temple|
|Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00|
An ancient temple of 120 years old, Dianji Temple was first built on Mu Mountain by Changchou immigrants from Fujian Province of southern China to enshrine the divine ancestor of their hometown - The Sage King of Changchou. In 1875, Lin Banyuan donated a piece a land in Keelung Downtown to establish Dianji Temple at the current location. Coupled with generous donation from Keelung's residents, Dianji Temple was finally completed in 1923. However, it was severely damaged due to the bombing during WWII and thus reconstructed several times thereafter. The latest renovation took place in 1997, which was carried out to broaden the temple's square.
If you visit Dianji Temple, it would be great to pay attention to their stone carvings. Interestingly, some of these carvings showcase creatures like crabs, shells and marine animals, correlating with the livelihood of their ancestors that relied heavily on the sea or ocean.
Ren 3rd Road
Keelung City, Taiwan R.O.C.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 01:02|
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