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Chen De-xing Hall 陳德星堂

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Introduction

The Taipei Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, built by the Grand Architect, Chen Ing-Bin, has a front hall with a hip-and-gable and double-eave roof, wooden structure and unique dougongs (interlocking wooden brackets), and smooth curvy roof ridges and eaves. Its stone-carved dual dragon pillar is regarded as one of the earliest examples of its design, and had a great impact on the later temple architecture. The main hall's huge wood-carved shrine is large, with intricate carvings and is famous for the delicate fence design. The tin prayer tools and candle stands in front of the shrine are particularly rare in Taiwan for their preservation and unique design.

The building is worth a visit as it possesses great artistic value. It is well-maintained for its usage, not only as the Chen's Ancestral Hall, but also as a kindergarten during non-holidays.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shuanglian

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Daqiaotou

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Minquan W. Rd.

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