Reuters are reporting that Lin Fu-Chun's company, in Taiwan, creates new temples by pouring concrete into a giant mould and waiting for it to dry.
The 78-year-old Lin said his temple factory, Chuanso, needed just over six weeks to finish a temple building that would normally take six months with conventional methods.
Lin oversees up to 20 builds at a single time at his facility in Taiwan's southern county of Pingtung, employing around 100 people to fill the demand for prefabricated temples of different sizes.
The items are also exported, mainly to overseas Taiwanese who want to bring a piece of their culture to new homes in China, Singapore and elsewhere in Asia.
Lin started his temple business in 1993, prior to which he sculpted and painted the dragons and phoenixes that feature atop Taiwanese temples.
Prices range from US$1250 to US$62 500, depending on the size of the temple and the detail of work required.
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