Guanyin Pavilion

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Changhua, Taiwan

Guanyin Pavilion Changhua Reviews

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God of smallpox sits in the oldest temple in Changhua Feb 05, 2017
Guanyin Pavilion or Kiahua Temple was built by Tan Ching-Cheng , the chief magistrate of Changhua County in 1724. It was actually the very first temple that was constructed in Changhua County. During the Qing Dynasty local residents raised funds to restore the temple and later it became the command center for the anti-Qing Empire militia led by Chen Chou-Chuan during the Qianlong Period. The temple was half destroyed and in 1840 the temple was rebuilt,only to be destroyed by fire a few years later. At that time there was an uprising so the temple was not rebuilt until many years later. The main gate was removed during the Japanese colonial period which allowed for the widening of the road. The main hall enshrines Guanyin Bodhisattva accompanied by the 18 Arhans. The rear hall enshrines the Goddess of Birth and Deities of Small Pox, and the left wing enshrines the tablets of the temple contributors.

I thought that this temple was well worth a quick visit.
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