You don't need to know the history of the Catholic Church to appreciate a cathedral. And you equally don't need to understand 5000 years of Chinese culture to take something away from a visit to a Taoist temple. The incense smoke may never clear inside but that doesn't mean the experience should make your eyes glaze over. A little connoisseurship can be picked up rather easily. The basics House of worship, community centre, marketplace and front for organized crime: a temple can be all these things and quite a lot more. But it's also simply a building, in essence a…