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Lukang Mazu Temple


History

 Lukang Mazu Temple is the former Lukang Tianfei Temple which is the belief center of Lukang Area, and Taiwan's earliest and only temple to worship Heavenly Goddess in the Meizhou Goddess in the Tianhou Palace in Meizhou Island. This Meizhou Island Heavenly Goddess (The second statue of Kaiji) is credited by Fujian Admiralty General Shi Lang in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty, and is the only first existing Meizhou Kaiji Meizhou Goddess in Taiwan. Lukang Mazu Temple is also one of the renowned, time-honored temples in Taiwan. It lasts for more than 400 years so far, and currently is rated as the county level historic site.

 The wood carvings in the temple are masterpieces of craftsmen. Especially the stone carving was made by the eminent stone carving master Xin Jiang from Tangshan, and is praised as the masterwork in the field of stone carvings. The rear hall owns the only five-claw Dragon column, Chi Tiger arch and Bagua caisson ceiling in Taiwan which is precious works of art. While enjoying the beauty of Lukang Mazu Temple art, we also appreciate the presentation of the dragon culture.

▲ Figure 3_4_1 : Lukang Mazu Temple (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers) ▲ Figure 3_4_2 : Group Photo of Dragon Seekers (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers)


Sanchuan Hall

▲ Figure 3_4_3 : Sanchuan Hall of Lukang Mazu Temple (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers)

▲Figure 3_4_4 : Two dragons worshiping the sun ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_5 :Chi Tiger arch (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_51 :Chi Tiger arch ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_7 :Dragon-wall Stone Carving (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_8 :Tiger-wall Stone Carving ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_9 :Sanchuan Hall inserted gusset Ao Dragon (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_91 : sunk panel of Sanchuan Hall ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_6 :Chi Tiger arch (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_10 :Wood carving of dragon head ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )

Main hall

▲ Figure 3_4_11 : Main hall of Lukang Mazu Temple (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers)

▲Figure 3_4_12 : Because the emperor ordered construction of a new Mazu Temple, Lukang Mazu Temple was rename the old Mazu Temple( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_13 :Two dragons guarding the tower (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_14:Chiwen on roof ridge ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_15 :Wood carving of two dragons beside the Mazu shrine  (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_16 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_17 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_18 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_181 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_182 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_183 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_184 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_185 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_186 :Eight Immortals on the dragon claw ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )


Rear hall

▲ Figure 3_4_19 : Five-claw dragon column in the rear hall (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers)

▲Figure 3_4_20 :Five-claw dragon holding a pearl ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )
▲ Figure3_4_21 :Jade Emperor worshiped in the rear hall (Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers ) ▲Figure 3_4_22 :Imperial Road Dragon/Cloud DragonStone Carving ( Source: Photo by Dragon Seekers )

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