Longshan Temple is a metro stop on the blue line, so the Temple is easy enough to find. It’s also a fascinating place at which to watch the constant flow of people who come to pray to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy - Kuan-in or to the many Taoist gods in the various shrines. They bring offerings (as diverse as Oreo cookies, fruit, and handmade flower decorations), as well as light incense and candles. When we were there, on the outside, we could see big float-like horses, in honor of the Year of the Horse, and there were other animal figures and brightly-lit lanterns, giving the place a bit of an amusement park look. That did not, however, take away from the seriousness displayed by the believers.
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