Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Taipei Temple

Stev Pitchford provided these photographs that he took in January, 1960.

He says that he always referred to it as "The Temple of a Thousand Steps" but we're wondering if anyone knows its actual name and exactly where it is located. Stev thinks it was in the northeastern outskirts of Taipei, but isn't sure about that.

He also wondered what the little girl in the third photo is doing today. Stev, I'm guessing that she's happily bouncing her grandchildren on her knee and that she would be thrilled to see this photo!


Haitien said...

The temple is called 指南宮 (Zhinan Temple), located in the southern Mucha District of Taipei. It's still there, and still very much active.

BTW, speaking as someone who probably wouldn't be here if it weren't for you guys, I'd just like to thank you guys for your service. I was only 14 years old during the '96 Chinese missile tests, so I can only imagine how it was back when the Cold War was still hot.

Haitien said...

Quick correction: the temple is in the Wenshan District. You can find more information at: