Lukang Longshan Temple, Taiwan

General Attributes
Project NameLukang Longshan Temple
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial14.73 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry5.78 GBNikon D40 , Sony A6000 DSLR , Mirrorless
Site DescriptionThe Lukang Longshan Temple is the largest temple in the Township of Lukang and is one of the most revered Buddhist temples in Taiwan. Originally built in the 17th century near the historic port canal, the temple was moved to its present site in 1786. Recognized as an important national heritage site by the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture, the 9,600 square foot complex consists of four main structures; the Main Gate, Hall of the Five Gates, Main Hall and Rear hall along with two enclosed yards. The temple houses a shrine to the Bodhisattva Guanyin, goddess of mercy and compassion and remains a popular place of worship for Mahayana Buddhists. The temple is also known for containing a myriad of impressive architectural features including many painted murals, woodcarvings, including the largest caisson or spiderweb wooden ceiling in Taiwan and two carved granite columns shaped like dragons.
Project DescriptionIn March of 2016, CyArk partnered with the China University of Technology (CUTe) and the Taiwanese Bureau of Cultural Heritage to digitally document the Lukang Longshan Temple in Changhua, Taiwan. CyArk employed the latest data capture technologies to document the entire complex including the four principal buildings and connecting courtyards. As part of this expedition CyArk also trained students from the Center for Cultural Sites Rehabilitation and Development program at CUTe on digital documentation techniques. The data generated through the documentation efforts complements existing historical documentation of the site and advances the capability of site managers for planning future preservation efforts.
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Collection Date2016-04-25 to 2016-04-26
Publication Date2019-04-18
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsCyArk , China University of Technology (CUTe)
FundersIron Mountain
PartnersChina University of Technology (CUTe)
Site AuthorityBureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan
CyArk 2019: Lukang Longshan Temple - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry . Collected by CyArk , China University of Technology (CUTe) . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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