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Jiji Wuchanggong

Tuntian Lane, Jiji Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
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You'd never get this close in North America

The most amazing part of this site is being able to walk right up to the collapsed building itself... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
anonymous842
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calgary
Ruins of old temple and newly built

We saw the ruins of beautiful old temple due earth quake. New temple is quite attractive and big... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
R471
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Indore, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most amazing part of this site is being able to walk right up to the collapsed building itself. It looks as if another shake and it would slide down onto the viewer. Check out the bent rebar!

Thank anonymous842
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We saw the ruins of beautiful old temple due earth quake. New temple is quite attractive and big. Small market selling local items.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Actually two temples - the new larger one in front and older collapsed (earthquake) temple behind. Stop by to see what the forces of nature can do even to a sturdy piece of construction.

Thank rbthodge
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The sight of a historical temple with its collapsed section, is a powerful reminder of the force of nature. Was in Taiwan during the great earthquake of Sept 21 or 921 in 1999 (thus my moniker) and have seen many actual sites in Taipei damaged...More

Thank Taipei921
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was at Taiwan during the 921 Earthquake and I could remember vividly how everyone was awoken by it and evacuated out of the hotel. We reached the temple during a cycling activity recommended by our guide-driver. I did not know that there is a...More

Thank jtee07
Reviewed 26 December 2016

One doesn't expect to come across a ruined temple such as this one, though it is a great reminder of the power of nature. You can also never get this close to the intricate roof carvings that are now at eye level, or just above....More

Thank Jeremiah G
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very impressive! Could not believe the rebar could be bent at such an angle and the temple collapse upon itself! The new temple is gorgeous but the old temple is a powerful reminder of what can happen during earthquakes! The market behind the temple was...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This was an unbelievable site. Our tour guide explained that he was next door at the time. Due to the wave of the quake, the temple fell forward and backwards several times. If you are there, notice the heavy polished gold plated bronze incense urn....More

Thank JJenLA
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We were on our way to Sun Moon Lake after visiting Jiji Train Station. Our guide alighted us on the main road and much to our astonishment, pointed to a structurally devastated temple with roof at inclination and almost flattened to the ground. The collapsed...More

Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The shocking remains of the old temples not only show people the great power of the earth, but also tell the people the power of the god inside the temple. The statue of the god not only remains undestrcuted and its beard keeps growing by...More

Thank Brandon H
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