A quick glimpse of the lake before entering the temple
The magnificent gates of the temple set against the tranquil blue of the lake and the sky
One of the 'fengshui' design elements placed at the doorway of the temple.
Every structure, every design is there for a reason.
Within the temple, are several alters. There is a Confucian alter that is popular amongst students praying for blessings in their studies. Another alter is famous for being very accurate in its divination of lots that you draw from there. For instance, you may ask the dieties if you will enjoy good health in the year, by shaking a container of divinatory sticks. When a stick is shaken out, a poem/short verses will be assigned to the divinatory stick and a temple assistant will assist you in interpreting the verses and hence 'telling your fortune'.