Animating Spirit

Animating spirit
The eightfold “bagua” ceiling just inside Hsinchu’s famous City God Temple.

This is one of the most beautiful bāguà 八卦 (eight symbol) ceilings I have seen anywhere in Taiwan. It is located inside the top-ranking City God Temple 城隍廟 in the midst of a bustling night market in downtown Hsinchu 新竹, the city of winds. I visited it on my round-the-island bicycle tour in the fall of 2013.