Reported as the only temple to be made of glass in the world, the temple had its roof, walls and altars made from glass. This is different to the glass temple found in the southern state of Johor in Malaysia called the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a Hindu temple which, instead of being "made" of glass, is entirely embellished with glass fittings and impressive glasswork.
There were two things that impressed me most - one being the glass panel with a mountain at the main alter (above photo) and the long hand-painted glass wall painting (below).
There was a small pond in the middle of the temple and a common ritual is to throw coins towards the middle to make a wish. Allie gave me coins to throw and I had to disappoint him, as none of the coins I threw managed to reach the middle!
Remember how I mentioned that the temple was located within the vicinity of an industrial area? Well, the temple was actually built by the Taiwan Mirror Glass Enterprise Limited (台湾玻璃馆). As such, the temple also shared an industrial lot with the Taiwan Glass Gallery.
So many things were reproduced using glass, paintings and even landscape, like this koi pond and glass bridge Mum and Dad are standing on.
Apparently, from time to time, glass craftsmen conduct performances and workshops in glass painting and glass bead colouring for adults and children alike. Mum spent a long time browsing their shop on the lower level of the building and bought some souvenirs - not too big ones, as we wanted to save space in our luggage and also to prevent anything from breaking.