Oroville’s Liet Sheng Kong, “Temple of Many Gods,” is the best-preserved of the three remaining Chinese temples from the Gold Rush era. It features three deities on an altar from China. They are, from left, Hua T’o, the Daoist god of medicine; Kang Kong, a Confucian folk hero; and Tien Hau, the Buddhist holy mother of heaven, goddess of the sea and guardian of travelers.
Oroville’s Liet Sheng Kong, “Temple of Many Gods,” is the best-preserved of the three remaining Chinese temples from the Gold Rush era. It features three deities on an altar from China. They are, from left, Hua T’o, the Daoist god of medicine; Kang Kong, a Confucian folk hero; and Tien Hau, the Buddhist holy mother of heaven, goddess of the sea and guardian of travelers. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Oroville’s Liet Sheng Kong, “Temple of Many Gods,” is the best-preserved of the three remaining Chinese temples from the Gold Rush era. It features three deities on an altar from China. They are, from left, Hua T’o, the Daoist god of medicine; Kang Kong, a Confucian folk hero; and Tien Hau, the Buddhist holy mother of heaven, goddess of the sea and guardian of travelers. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

Well-preserved Chinese temple in Oroville recalls Gold Rush era

November 29, 2014 10:00 AM

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