Longshan Temple to ban incense burning by visitors in bid to reduce pollution

The 281-year-old Longshan Temple in Taipei City’s Wanhua District will ban visitors from burning incense at the temple in a bid to reduce pollution generated by the thousands of pilgrims and tourist who visit the site daily. Temple authorities will cease providing incense to visitors and will forbid people from bringing incense sticks from outside starting March 13. While reducing, and eventually eliminating the burning of incense has been a long-term goal of temple authorities, the decision to implement the

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