Paper offerings for the afterlife
Comforts for the afterlife
Don’t mistake this colourful shop for a toy shop, it’s funeral accessories you’re looking at. Taoists believe the dead carry on their lives in another world, no efforts are spared to make sure their new life is a comfortable one.
Festivals for the ancestral spirits
The spirits are well looked after here. There are two festivals each year to ensure their afterlife inventory is up to date: Qing Ming (mid-Spring) and Chong Yan (mid-Autumn). Those days, it gets pretty busy at the temple!
In the old days, paper money was the most common item to be burnt. Nowadays, there is a vast selection of goods to make the afterlife a little more comfortable, think Mercedes Benz cars, iPads, Versace sandals and Louis Vuiton handbags!