Hsinchu Du Chenghuang Temple, North District, Hsinchu City, Taiwán 

Located on the corner of Zhongshan Rd and Dongmen St, Hsinchu City God (Cheng Huang) Temple is known as the highest-ranking of all Taiwan City God temples. Completed in 1748, Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple is renowned as Tier-Two historical site with flourishing incense and many Taiwanese snacks in front forming a vivid scene. It is a Taoist temple where hundreds of colorful wall-paintings can be seen with a distinctive arched entrance structure.

Cheng Huang, the city god of justice is responsible for the final judges of each soul who die within his jurisdiction. Cheng Huang was honored “Wei-Ling Kung” by Emperor Guangxu of Ching Dynasty and appointed Cheng Huang Temple as one of the royal temples.

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