Lady Linshui's Temple
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Lily Fruit Shop
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16 Jianye St; 建業街16號 · interesting places nearby
Lady Linshui's Temple information
For generations, women have come to this temple to ask Lady Linshui to protect their children. This is demanding work and the goddess employs 36 assistants (three for each month), whose statuettes can be seen in little glass vaults around the inside walls of the temple.
In addition to offerings of incense, you'll often see flowers, face powder and make-up left at the temple. If you are extremely lucky you might see the unique Southern-temple spectacle associated with Lady Linshui called the Twelve Grannies Parade .