Luce Memorial Chapel


An early work (1963) of the late IM Pei, the chapel that resembles a tepee is the landmark of Tunghai University. It stands on a lawn, one of many on the luxuriant campus founded by Methodist missionaries over 60 years ago. The chapel is not usually open when there's no service.

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