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Changhua Yuan Ching Kuan



History

  Yuan Ching Kuanis a national historic site. Built in 1763, it is one of the few temples with the character "Kuan (觀)" in its name. Changhua citizens call it as "Tian Gong Tan" (The altar of the ruler of heaven). Artistically, Yuan Ching Kuan has a splayed wall at its front hall. The double eaves of the main hall of the temple are high and large with exquisite carvings and great value in terms of scale and art. It is a first-class work of brick-timber architecture. Its artistic and scale Martial Temple s are worth praising. In Taiwan, only Yuan Ching Kuan (a national Grade II historic building) and Tainan Tian Tan (the temple of the ruler of heaven, a municipal level historic building) are the temples mainly for the worship of the Jade Emperor. Through the explanation by the guide of Changhua City Office, we became aware of the beauty of Yuan Ching Kuan and found the vestige of dragon relics.

▲ Figure 3_3_1 : Door plaque in the Yuan Ching Kuan (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers)

▲Figure 3_3_2 : Group photo of Dragon Seekers in front of Yuan Ching Kuan ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )

Sanchuan Hall 

▲ Figure 7-1-2 : Magnificent Yuan Ching Kuan after reconstruction (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers)

▲Figure 3_3_3 :Two dragons guarding the tower at the rooftop of main hall ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure 3_3_4 :Azure Dragon of Sanchuan Hall (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_3_5 :Two dragons grabbing a ball at the rooftop of Sanchuan Hall ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure 3_3_6 :Explanation of Chi-Tiger-Surrounded Incense Burner by the guiding teacher Mr. Huang (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_3_7 :Chi-Tiger-Surrounded Incense Burner ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure 3_3_8 :Right-wall phoenix of Sanchuan Hall (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_3_9 :Left-wall Kylin of Sanchuan Hall ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )

Main Hall 

▲ Figure 3_3_10 :Tiangong Furnace in front of Main Hall (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_3_11 :Dragon ornamentation of Tiangong Furnace ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure 3_3_12 :Explanation of Dragon column by Mr. Huang (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_3_13 :Imperial Road Dragon/Cloud Dragon ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure 3_3_14 :Yuan Ching Kuan sacrifices offering to the Chief Deity Jade Emperor (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_3_15 :Ao Dragon on the inserted gusset of the Main Hall ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )

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