Three Mountains King Temple

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Three Mountains King Temple
九如三山國王廟
Jiu Ru San Shan Guo Wang Miao De Zu He Wu .jpg
Basic information
Location Jiuru, Pingtung County, Taiwan
Architectural description
Architectural type Temple
Completed 1651

The Three Mountains King Temple (Chinese :九如三山國王廟; pinyin :Jiǔrú Sānshān Guówáng Miào) is a temple in Jiuru Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan.

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Temple structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities

A temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice. It is typically used for such buildings belonging to all faiths where a more specific term such as church, mosque or synagogue is not generally used in English. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism among religions with many modern followers, as well as other ancient religions such as Ancient Egyptian religion.

Name

The Three Mountains part of the temple name refers to the three mountains in Mainland China, which are Mount Du, Mount Ming and Mount Jing. [1]

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Mount Du mountain in China

Mount Du, which means Lonely Hill in Chinese, is a small mountain near Nanyang City, Henan province, China.

Jing Mountains

The Jingshan or Jing Mountains are a chain of mountains in the western part of Nanzhang County, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China. Stretching for around 150 kilometers, their peaks range in height from 1200 to about 1800 meters above sea level with the highest peak, Mount Julong (聚龙山), reaching an elevation of 1852 meters.

History

The temple was constructed in 1651. [1]

Architecture

The temple is a traditional Hakka-style building listed as the 3rd category of historical building by the government. The roof of the temple is a tail-shaped structure divided into three sections. The temple building is divided into three prayer rooms and two wings. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Three Mountains King Temple". Love Pingtung. Retrieved 30 November 2016.