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Ta Cheng Gate
The open room comes with an icon of shinning sun and the 4 falling ridges and the eaves on both sides have an animal that looks like a lion and a tiger at the same time. It is said to be a good animal, as it does not eat living creatures and follows moral rules. There is an ornament on the ridge of the 2 side rooms. Some say it is the mouth of the hornless dragon and others insist it’s a fish or owl, to keep fire away.On the gate, each and every open room has 2 panels consisting of 2 pieces. The tall door panels and doorsills are meant to convert one’s mind. Usually only the door of the left room (east) is open and all open for important rituals. The door panels come with nails on them, 108 of them (54 on each side).
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