The Donglong Temple (traditional Chinese: 東港東隆宮; simplified Chinese: 东港东隆宫; pinyin: Dōnggǎng Dōnglóng Gōng) is one of the most prominent temple in Donggang Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan. The temple is dedicated to "Lord Wen" (溫王爺; Wēn wángyé, the word Wen is pronounced the same as "plague" in Chinese).

Donglong Temple
LocationDonggang, Pingtung County, Taiwan
Donglong Temple is located in Pingtung County
Donglong Temple
Shown within Pingtung County
Geographic coordinates22°27′46.9″N 120°26′55.7″E / 22.463028°N 120.448806°E / 22.463028; 120.448806

History edit

The temple was originally built in 1706 in the fishing village of Yanpu, across the river from Donggang. However, it was then later damaged by a flood in 1790 which led to a relocation of the temple to Donggang in 1790. Then again, it was damaged by another flood in 1877. Reconstruction work at the current site started in 1884 and was completed in 1887.[1]

Activities edit

The temple organizes the Donggang King Boat Ceremony every three years on the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th year of the Chinese calendar.[2]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Donglong Temple". Love Pingtung. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Donggang King Boat Ceremony". Taiwan Festivals. Retrieved 29 November 2016.