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Taipei's Temples 

The religious life of Taiwan is extremely lively -- in contrast to the quieter temples found in mainland China where the Cultural Revolution destroyed much of the richness of China's culture.

-- Eric Trachtenberg 


Banner in temple

Taiwan's temples are full of color.  Many of the Buddhas are surrounded with banners like these.. 
Burning candles in a temple

Temples are full of burning candles which are offerings to the Buddha.
Offerings of god's money which are burned in the temple for good luck. 

This is "God's Money", with the word for "Good Fortune" on the sides. 
More of the god's money 

More of the "God's Money". 
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