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Chinese Temple in Iloilo City

This stunning temple is found on Rizal Street in Iloilo City.  We took a tour of the temple and we’re seeing Buddhist aspects in the altar region or potentially it’s a hybrid Buddhist-Taoist temple.  We’re advised the characters on the entrance necessarily mean “Longshan Temple”.  Longshan is a well-known temple in Taiwan. Longshan was developed by immigrants to Taiwan from Fujian province in China. See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longshan_Temple

The vast majority of Chinese immigrants to the Philippines had been also Fujian, numerous of them exiting China through the turmoil of the 1940s.

We also note that there is a Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple in Iloilo, the Iloilo Fo Guang Yuan, affiliated with the Fo Guang Shan, an international Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic purchase dependent in Taiwan.

Iloilo Fo Guang Yuan

Tackle: 13-A Fuentes Avenue, Iloilo Metropolis, Philippines

Custom: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism
Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan
E mail: fgy-ilo@skyinet.internet
Religious Director: Ven. Learn Hsing Yun

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Fo_Guang_Shan

and

http://www.fgs.org.tw/english/index/index.htm

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Chinese Temple on Rizal Street, Iloilo City

Entrance - Chinese Temple in Iloilo City

Entrance – Chinese Temple in Iloilo Metropolis

Notice that the entrance reveals a date of 1931 – see upper still left of photo. The brass plaque (below) provides a date of 1985. Did the 1985 setting up exchange or extend on the 1931 structure. Was the 1931 temple in the identical place?

Chinese Temple in Iloilo City

Chinese Temple in Iloilo City

Chinese Temple in Iloilo City

Chinese Temple in Iloilo Town

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Balcony overlooking Rizal Road in Iloilo City

Plaque - Chinese Temple in Iloilo City

Plaque – Chinese Temple in Iloilo Town