Hsing Tian Kong Temple is the Guan Di Temple in Taipei, where Guan Yu, the god of commerce, is enshrined. Many people want to become rich if they can, no matter where they are. For this reason, the Guan Di Temple, one of the main attractions of Taipei, is crowded every day. It seems that more locals than tourists come to the temple.
The entrance to the temple is much larger than the entrance for worshippers but the door is tightly closed. Turning the other way, I could see that it was closed with a thick bolt. The door, painted in bright vermillion, was decorated with a number of rivets. It looked as if it was preventing intruders from entering through the door.
When I looked at the top of the door, I saw a plaque with the name of the temple written on it. The pillars on either side were decorated with carvings. The deity, Guan Yu, was sitting just on the other side of the door, but humans had to enter through a small door on the side. It would be inappropriate to enter directly in front of the god. It's a way to avoid the center of the temple.
|Dec 2016 ARCHITECTURE TAIWAN|
|DOOR HSING TIAN KONG PILLAR RED SCULPTURE TABLET TAIPEI TEMPLE|
December 2, 2016
September 25, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA