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Yinshan Temple

 Yinshan Temple Yinshan Temple

Yinshan Temple is the only fully preserved Hakka temple in Taiwan. It served as a gathering place for Hakka immigrants. In 1882, the temple was established on a piece of land which was donated by Hakka descendants: the brothers Lou. The funds to build the structure were raised by a group of Hakka immigrants led by Ming-Gang Zhang. The temple worships the guardian of their hometown, the Dipamkara Buddha.


Yinshan temple has two halls, two corridors and two protection rooms. The temple in combination with the half-moon pond in the front forms the architectural design called the "The Toad's Den" according to Feng Shui terminology. The characteristics of the building are cut-and-paste decorations and clay sculptures by the craftsman of Canton Province.