Lu-kang Travel Guide

  • Favorites
    by MJL
  • Things to Do
    by MJL
  • Favorites
    by MJL

Lu-kang Things to Do

  • Lung Shan Temple

    Lung Shan Temple is one of the oldest temples in Taiwan. Because of the age of the buildings, it does not look like the other colorful temples in Taiwan. However you still can see that the artitectures are still well decorated in the traditional style. Most of the buildings are under the maintaince now to extend the life of these historical...

    more
  • Fuhai Temple

    Fuhai Temple (Fuhai Gong) (福海宮) is a beautiful and large temple in Wanggong. This was one of my favorite temples in Taiwan. The temple's main deity is Matsu, Goddess of the Sea, but many others are honored. This temple is odd in the way that it honors both Daoist and Buddhist deities; it is also rather large, considering it has...

    more
  • Wanggong Fisherman's Harbour

    Wanggong Fisherman's Harbour is the sight that most people come to this small town for. On weekends, there are a considerable amount of crowds, and there are parking fees everywhere; during the week, this place is basically deserted and parking is free. The main attraction is a small harbour for fishing boats, a lighthouse, and an arch bridge....

    more
  • Wanggong

    A half-hour south from Lugang via route 17, the coastal highway, is Wanggong, a tiny fishing hamlet beside the Strait of Taiwan. Along the way you'll pass through numerous ponds used to raise shrimp and fish, as well as plenty of temples and small towns. If you drive the narrow streets of the Wanggong, you can find locals selling O-a (hao)...

    more
  • Wenwu Temple

    Wenwu Temple (Wenwu Miao) (文武廟) is a relatively large and not often visited temple. There are a few other Wenwu Temples in Taiwan, the most famous being at Sun Moon Lake; comparatively, the one at Sun Moon Lake is more beautiful. All Wenwu Temples honor two figures, Confucius and Guangong (Wen stands for Confucius, and Wu for...

    more
  • Bintan Temple

    Bintan Temple (本壇宮) is a small, unknown, typical Lugang temple honoring Guangong. Like most of Lugang's other numerous temples, this one has a bit of history; however, I've forgotten quite how old it was. The interior of the temple is very small and not immensely interesting; 15 minutes is enough to see the whole thing....

    more
  • Longshan Temple

    Longshan Temple (Longshan Si) (龍山寺) is one of Lukang's most famous and historic temples; because of its age, the temple is not very ornate. Thie Buddhist temple is only one of the many Longshan Temples in Taiwan, some of the others being in Danshui and Taipei. The Jiji earthquake of September 21, 1999 caused conisderable damage...

    more
  • Fengshan Temple

    Fengshan Temple (Phoenix Mountain Temple) (鳳山寺) is one of Lugang's lesser known and smaller temples. The temple honors Guangzhezhuenwang, a relatively unknown person/deity. He was a human that meditated and found dao, and somehow became a popular figure in a small part of China... the temple is small but still ornate, and...

    more
  • Narrow Alley

    An interesting sight in Lugang is the Narrow Alley (Touching breast alley) (Mo-ru Alley) (摸乳巷), a very narrow alley only as wide as a person's regular body width. It's name comes from the fact that two people can not walk abreast in the alley without running into each other. This is the narrowest of Lugang's complex of narrow...

    more
  • Dizangwang Temple

    One of my favorite little temples in Lugang, Dizangwang Temple (地藏王廟) is a Buddhist temple honoring the Dizangwang Pu-sah. In Chinese Buddhism, there are two levels levels of highest deities, fo and pu-sah. Amita is a fo along with some others; Guanyin is a pu-sah. One of the less well known pu-sahs (to foreigners) is...

    more
  • Inside Tianhou Temple

    There are many halls in Tianhou Temple which invite endless exploration. The main hall has a series of Matsu statues; in the back hall, various deities are honored (there are at least 30 statues of deities in that large hall). There are even more worship areas up a flight of stairs. Before heading out to sea, fishermen would often come to temples...

    more
  • Tianhou Temple

    Built in 1683, Tianhou Temple (Heavenly Goddess Temple) (天后宮) is Lugang's most popular and famous temple. This massive temple honors Matsu, the Goddess of the Sea. There is a large gate in front of the temple; after entering, you'll find plenty of places and small worshipping areas to explore. The main hall has an ashen-faced...

    more

Lu-kang Off The Beaten Path

  • Kinmen Hall

    Kinmen Hall was originally built in 1787. It was repaired for serveral times to what it is seen now. The temple was originated from Kinmen Island at South Fuchien of China. It was also the center of the ancient settlers from Kinmen.

    more
  • The wall decorated with the wine bottles

    One craftsman at the old times used the wine bottles to build this wall. This wall is not easy to find. Walking along the alley next to a police station, the wall is at the back of the police station. The alley is then led to the folks museum.

    more
  • Gun holes at Shih Yi Lou

    Shih Yi Lou is another old house in the alley. You can see the gun holes was built to defense the invasion of the gangsters at the old times. This was common for the buildings at south China hundred years ago.

    more

Instant Answers: Lu-kang

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

21 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Lu-kang
The round window at Yi Lou
Off The Beaten Path
Lu Kung Folks Museum
Things to Do
The alley with nine curves
Things to Do
Map of Lu-kang

View all Lu-kang hotels