Tua Pek Kong - Temple in Kuching

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Tua Pek Kong is the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching, just off Main Bazaar. It has a lot of character, and I took these photos on a clear sunny day when it was looking freshly painted. Nice!

According to Wikipedia: Tua Pek Kong (大伯公 or Dàbó Gōng) was a man named Zhang Li (张理) from the Hakka clan. His Sumatra-bound boat was struck by wind and accidentally landed on Penang island of Malaysia, which at that time had only 50 inhabitants. After his death, the local people began worshipping him and built the Tua Pek Kong temple there. Today Tua Pek Kong is worshipped by Malaysian Chinese throughout the country. (Refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=5842195)
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David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Well done Blue Hippo!
This is a lot more photos that we generally recommend, but your subject is very interesting and the highlights really help it.
pope_luke Over 1 year ago
The details and the colors captured really bring this to life.
The size of the whole thing is also impressive. When looking at it as a point cloud, hovering overhead, and looking all around, you can get an especially clear view of the size and situation of the location.
BlueHippo Over 1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback, it was fun to make. This was while I was on holiday, I'm trying to think of great things to synth closer to home too! :)
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