Zhinan Temple Buddha by TonyCrehan

Featured in Sculpture http://www.redbubble.com/groups/all-sculpture Group on 11/20/12

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Statue of Buddha in the main entry to the Zhinan Temple, Taipei, Taiwan

Accessed by the Maokong Gondola from the Taipei City Zoo, Zhinan (also Chi Nan) Temple is located in the hills of Mucha, 285 metres above sea level.

Founded in the late 1800s it is one of the oldest temples in Taipei.

Zhinan Temple honours Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, with four main halls, five secondary halls and many walkways stretching out into the grounds.

One word of warning however. Popular legend has it that unmarried couples who visit the temple will not be long together.

One explanation given is that Lu Tong-pin, the main deity of Zhinan Temple, is jealous of lovers and will do his utmost to separate them.

The Tourism Bureau site says,“The main deity in this temple is Lu Tunpin, one of the Eight Immortals of Chinese legend. He is a well-loved deity, despite a reputation for somewhat randy behavior.”

This shot was taken with my Pentax k-r on 5 October 2012.

Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
ISO 200
0 EV
1/25 sec
Hand held

Currently working with independent schools in Tasmania

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – TonyCrehan

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Excellent sharp image, great framing

  • Thanks for your fave and comment Byron. I had some trouble adjusting lighting of the parts shining in the sunlight.

    – TonyCrehan

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago


  • Thanks for the great news Evelyn……a big thrill to have my work featured in the group.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    December 3rd, 2012
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  • Delighted to have my work featured alongside some great images in the group. Thank you Mary :)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 1 year ago

    February 24,2014 Congratulations on making Top Ten!

  • Hi there. Please excuse my late and standard “copy and paste” thank you response, whether it be for challenge result, feature, fave or comment on my work. I have just undergone two cataract operations and having difficulty reading or typing text for a couple of weeks until I can get new reading glasses. Distance vision is amazingly clear and sharp so maybe I should take a wireless keyboard and sit on the other side of the room. All the best.

    – TonyCrehan

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