Lugang (鹿港 in Chinese, aka Lukang) is a small city on Taiwan's west coast, located 150km southwest of Taipei. Lugang is interesting due to its historic centre, which is well preserved and contains many old buildings and temples, many dating back to the 18th century. The city dates back to the 17th century, when the Dutch established a trading centre in the west of Taiwan. Lugang grew as a harbour city, attracting settlers from mainland China. In the 19th century silt deposits began to block the harbour and subsequently the harbour of Lugang was closed. In addition, Lugang refused in the early 20th century to allow trains and modern highways to be built near their city. As a consequence the city declined, but its historic core survived almost untouched.
01 Main gate 02 Inner court 03 Octagonal roof 04 God painting on wood
05 Flowers 06 Woman praying in the temple 07 Woman praying in the temple 08 Woman praying in the temple 09 Wooden wish sticks 10 Main hall with altar
01 Chinese lanterns and roof 02 Matsu temple 03 Inside the Matsu temple 04 Wet floor
05 Circular gate 06 Inner court with pond 07 Tower and Chinese lanterns 08 Green dragon statue on roof 09 Statue of Chinese god Nazha
10 Statue of Chinese god Nazha 11 Tianhou temple gate 12 Tianhou temple gate 01 Chinese lanterns 02 Chinese lanterns 03 Chinese lanterns
04 Chinese lanterns 05 Chinese lanterns factory 06 Chinese lanterns on sticks 07 Chinese baozi buns
08 Chinese baozi buns 09 Chinese baozi buns 10 Pink motorbike 11 Pastry shop 12 Stall selling fruits 13 Old man
14 Food stall 15 Fu Kangan ship at dusk 16 Restaurant 17 Street at night with neon lights 18 Street at night with neon lights
01 Chenghuang temple 02 Chenghuang temple 03 Chenghuang temple 04 Chenghuang temple 05 Wende temple 06 Wende temple
07 Wende temple inner hall 08 Wende temple main altar 09 Kinmen hall 10 Kinmen hall
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