Sunday, July 18, 2010
Rick's Roadshow: Taipei, Taiwan Day 1
above: I cannot say where this is, as it is confidential. However this is just one example of the incredible jade treasures I saw. These are three beautiful jade Buddah. Wow.
above: We had lunch at Din Tai Fung, one of the absolute best Chinese restaurants I have ever enjoyed!
above: I liked the visual of these huge building billboards.
above: just a scenic area of Taipei gardens.
My Visit to The Great Temple
above: this is the view from across the street of the most beautiful temple I have ever seen. Come on in with me, follow these photos carefully below:
above: a close up of the very top portion of the exterior. Look at the incredible detail!
above: on either side of the very front entrance were these columns of Chinese dragons.
above: just before you actually enter the temple is this huge urn, flanked by Chinese dragons. The urn has incense offerings burning to ward off evil spirits and honor the gods.
above: the main altar when you walk in- incredible, isn't it?
above: a little closer of the main altar. People were walking around, praying, making offerings to the gods (fruit, incense, and other small gifts)
above: even closer still, right up to the back wall. Check it out by clicking on the image. Each of the five men are gods for each direction- North, South, East, West and the middle who watches it all.
above: inside the main temple is a second floor temple, it is also quite ornate and exceptionally beautiful. In front is the large round urn for incense offerings to the gods.
above: on the side of the main alter is this tiger altar.
above: another side altar with a beautiful dragon.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back again tomorrow with another fresh installment of Rick's Roadshow from Taipei.
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