Houtong Temple

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Houtong Temple

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Neighborhood: Ruifan District
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu (ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall. Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels, it is like a beautiful palace that was deserted, earning it the name of “Potala Palace of the Mountain Mines”. Probing forward to the mouth of the river is the considerably distinguished Yinyang Sea, with its half gold half bluish green spectacle inspiring countless imaginations of romance. Walking along the streets of the meandering old streets of Jiufen and tasting the various kinds of authentic eateries is the love of tourists. Stepping into the Golden Museum, one can glimpse the historical traces of the mining industry culture, reminiscing of past glories from its museum, living quarters, and shrine remains. The unassuming mountain city of Houtong used to be a mining village. With the call of cat lovers, volunteer groups were established to create a friendly environment for cats and turned Houtong into a cat village for cat lovers.

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于萱 楊
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Houtong Shrine
Mar 2016 • Solo
This shrin was built during the time of Japanese occupation(1895~1945).Thestone pillars for the "torii" (Japanese-style temple gate) were donated by the Keelung Coal Mining Company and rhe shrine was used to worship Japan is deity Amaterasu,a goddese believed to rule the earth,not unlike the locally worshipped Earth God.In the old days,miners would also come to the shrine tominers would also come to the shrine to pray to safety.Today only traces of the shrine remain.
Written March 20, 2016
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'Cat village'
Mar 2015 • Family
I admit there are a plenty of cats around,
but I wont recommend someone who likes cats to go there as I see many of cats llook like sick...
Written June 25, 2015
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