For the casual observer, once you’ve seen a few temples in Taiwan they all start looking similar. Intricate carvings, wall and ceiling paintings, statues of ferocious warriors and gentle deities – I started getting used to them. Obviously, once one starts studying Taiwanese worship and religion, different temples take on different meanings and one can appreciate them more, but I’m not there yet. So, now I generally drive by them without marvelling at these conspicuous looking structures in the otherwise drab small town landscape.
That is until I drove by this fierce looking specimen: