The Gandi Temple has many names attached to it. It is also called the Guandi Temple, the Guang Shen Dui Jun Temple, the Dijun Temple, the Jioasi Temple, or the Xietian Temple. The truth is, there are several other branches of Guandi Temples around Taiwan but this particular temple is the most popular one. When one refers to the Guandi Temple, they will most probably be referring to this one.
The Gandi Temple was built in 1804 and is known to be the largest and most important temple in the northern Taiwan region. It is a temple devoted to Guangong, who is known to be the red-faced God of War. The deity’s power is evident in the legend revolving [Read more…]