City God Temple
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Lady Linshui's Temple
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Dongyue Temple information
People come to this temple to communicate with the dead through spirit mediums. It's a fascinating place to catch a glimpse of Taiwanese folk culture.
The first chamber of the temple holds the God of Mount Tai, the Taoist king of the underworld; the second, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, who vowed to not attain Buddhahood as long as there is still one suffering soul in hell; the last, a number of demon gods who rule the underworld.
The grim murals on the walls of the second chamber are as graphic as the depictions of hell by Hieronymus Bosch, including depictions of disembowelments, eye gougings, stabbings and boilings.