Living in Ilha Formosa
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Praying at the top of Jin Long Mountain at Pi Shan Temple
The photos below are of the activity of praying at the temple and the people there that day.
To see photos of the temple itself, click here:
Entering the gate to Pi Shan Temple
The temple is filling up
Smokey atmosphere due to the incense
Placing food on the tables before praying
Praying with the incense at one of the first stops on the circuit
Going up the stairs to the rear praying area
Placing the incense sticks outside of the temple in the third stop
Heading out the back entrance to pray
Jackie with Fu Chun, Forest, and Ah Hsueh
Jackie with Fu Chun, Ah Hsueh, and Dong Dong
Another look at them all together
The happy couple - albeit a bit cold
The joss sticks end up here for the last stop.
Heading back down the hill...but first a pit stop at a roadside cafe where they serve braised bamboo, tofu and sweet potato soup
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Chinese New Year 2004: The Year of the Monkey begins with a trip to Pi Shan Temple
Date: January 22, 2004
After a festive evening at her family's home for New Year's Eve dinner, we got up early the next morning and trekked up the mountain to Pi Shan Temple.
The ritual is to go pray for good luck for the coming year on the first day. As this is a mischievous Year of the Monkey, it doesn't hurt to have all the luck you can get.
Inside the Fa Hsing Temple exists beautiful sculptures