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Yanshui Catholic Church(鹽水天主聖神堂)

Updated:2020-10-12

1936

Introduce

Built in 1955, Yanshui Catholic Church (鹽水天主神聖堂) has long been a place of fascination for tourists, and even though it is quite clearly a church, it also possesses characteristics of a temple building. From this perspective it would be possible to say that it embodies an East-West fusion. In the early period, it provided a place for those who believed in Jesus, and indeed it was a place where early Christian priests were given room to spiritually express themselves. Later, an Asian version of the Last Supper painting was adapted according to a distinct Han aesthetic, with bread replaced by buns and chopsticks used as tableware. This fusion style of painting blended in quite well to the local environment, with the intention of making more people accept new religious views. As free thought and openness have bloomed, the old mural has become cherished and precious.

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TEL +886-6-6521174

Address Yanshui Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Religious Temples

Open Hours Reservation needed before visit

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