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The Xiangde Temple

During the construction of the Cross Island Highway through the Taroko Gorge, - Buddhist monk Xiangde was sitting on the Nine Lotus Mountain at the western end of the gorge and praying for the safety of the workers that made this astonishing road.
When Xiangde died, this temple and a statue of him was built at the site to his honour.
 
 


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On the Nine Lotus Mountain, - high above the Liwu river -, is the Xiangde temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Liwu river below the Nine Lotus Mountain and the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Nine Lotus Mountain with the Xiangde Temple and the bridge to village Tianxiang.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Xiangde Temple on the Nine Lotus Mountain.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Tianfeng Pagoda on the Nine Lotus Mountain.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Tianfeng Pagoda.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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View from the Xiangde Temple to village Tianxiang
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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A Guanyin statue on the Nine Lotus Mountain.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The Tianfeng Pagoda on the Nine Lotus Mountain.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Tianfeng Pagoda on the Nine Lotus Mountain.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Nine Headed Pagoda, - and Kit Yu.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Nine Headed Pagoda.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The Nine Headed Pagoda.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The main hall of the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The main hall of the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The interior of the main hall of the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The interior of the main hall of the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The interior of the main hall of the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The interior of the main hall of the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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View to the big statue of Xiangde,- as seen from the main hall of the Xiangde Temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Guilded statue of monk Xiangde, - that gave name to the temple.
(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Guanyin statue.
 

(Photography © by Karsten Petersen)

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