Sunday, May 5, 2013

Religion in the Matsu Islands

Matsu's temples are pretty small by Taiwan standards, which isn't surprising given the population is less than 10,000 and flat land is at a premium. Several shrines are dedicated to Baimazunwang (白馬尊王, 'the honourable white horse king"). This minor god - human, not animal, in case you're wondering - is virtually unknown in Taiwan itself. 

The photo at the top shows a Baimazunwang temple on Nangan. The other image shows a discarded censer beside the same temple.

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