Lin Kai literally means "a river of mourning". Built in the 17th century, the temple was dedicated to the Taoist deity Ua Kuong, the god who protects against conflagrations. An annual festival is also held in his honor. A number of rooms branch out from the main hall, which house other gods and goddesses. In one of them are colorful sculptures of goddesses and children that denote birth and growth. A veiled Kun Iam, the goddess of mercy stands beside the god of war, Kuan Tai, in yet another room. This temple actively participates in the social well being of the people, by helping poor people and aiding those who need medical care.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious