朴子配天宮 Puzi Pei’tian Temple.
It’s a popular spot for pilgrimage. It’s said that the sea goddess worshipped here (媽祖) is alive because the statue is carved on a still-living tree (it’s alive even to this day).
That huge “censer” (?) was given by a local factory during the Japanese occupation era. There’s a long story behind it. You can see a Japanese flag symbol and the Japanese calendar date on it.
Communication with the gods and.
The sacred hall with the statues of the goddess, gods, and guardian spirits.
The bigger and golden version of the common fortune-telling thing in temples. This one also had a long story. One main thing with this is that it was once used by an Emperor in the Qing Dynasty.
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