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Taiwan | 'King Boat' Burning in Donggang (82 images)

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Donggang Burning of the King Boat

The ornate Donglong Temple, by the sea in the southern Taiwanese fishing port of Donggang, is site for the town's week-long Burning of the King Boat festival, largest and most elaborate of its kind in Taiwan. The kings or plague gods, called Wangye, have been worshiped for centuries as protectors against pestilence and disease.
This festival, filled with the parading of Wangye images and elaborate large-scale temple activities, takes place...
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