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The Temples

Baoan Temple

Construction of the Baoan Temple started in 1805 and it was finished in 1830.
It is not a temple dedicated to a certain person or deity, - like a Buddhist temple or the Kung Fu Tse temple -, but to many "gods" or "semigods" and figures from Taiwanese folk religion.
As you can tell, this temple is much more decorated than for example Kung Fu Tse temples, which usually are kept clean of too many dominating decorations.




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Figures in a small park between the Kung Fu Tse Temple and the Baoan Temple
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Main Gate of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Roof decorations of main gate of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Incense burner in front of the main gate of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Incense burner in front of the main gate of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Entrance through the main gate of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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Decorations at the entrance through the main gate of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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View from the main gate into the courtyard and main hall of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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View from the main gate into the courtyard and main hall of the Baoan Temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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View into the courtyard and main hall of the Baoan Temple, - and right the bell tower.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 
 


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The Main Hall left, - and the Bell Tower to the right.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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The East Wing Tower with a bell.
Opposit, - a similar West Wing Tower holds a drum
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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Main Hall, - the Sanchuan Dian.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Main Hall, - interior of the Sanchuan Dian.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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Main Hall roof decoration
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Main hall roof decoration
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Main Hall roof decoration
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Main Hall roof decoration
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Main hall roof decoration
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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Main hall roof decoration
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Rear Hall behind the Main Hall.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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The Rear Hall behind the Main Hall.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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The Rear Hall behind the Main Hall.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Doors into the Rear hall.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 


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Interior of the Rear hall.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Door into shrines at the west wing of the temple.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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View into a shrine in the west wing.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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The main tablet in the shrine.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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Interior of shrine.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 

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