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I think the above answers are right. If you want to be VERY FORMAL in a written letter, you can use ancient expressions. Taiwanese still use them nowadays in formal letters. Ancient ways to express gratitude in written letter: ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_card_brag 'brag' meaning exaggerate, pretend you have really good cards. 晓云说了是‘炸金华‘= Xiaoyun said it is ‘炸金华‘
You should use 您 in 謝謝你的幫助！, not 你 That will be more polite
List your good points. Meaning instead of outright rejecting this person's offer, you say, "I already have such and such already," you get the picture. Emphasize that you are very well off, no need for gifts and such. So if someone offered a gift to you, you could say, "Thank you, but I have a lot of such and such." And the good ol' "I'm on a diet" works ...
Alter words: 谢谢：多谢，感谢，谢恩（古代臣子百姓对君王说的） 对不起：抱歉，有愧，歉仄 As your case, 對不起現在才回覆您。 謝謝你的幫助！ rephrase: （非常）抱歉现在才回复您。 （十分）感谢您的帮助！
You can write 非常感谢...但很抱歉....
Wikipedia is right. Sun Wukong disguises himself as Bull Demon King to deceive Princess Iron Fan and takes away her Banana Leaf Fan. The real Bull Demon King visits Princess Iron Fan, who then realises she has been tricked. Bull Demon King disguises himself as Zhu Bajie to trick Sun Wukong and retrieves the fan. From the novel: ...
Generally, you can call all of them as 神位 which means place of god. If you are referring to the facilities offering the places, Altar that hanging on wall (I suppose this is altar for sky god): 龛 as @user3306356 mentioned, means small box used as altar. you describe them as 神龛，佛龛 .. 2.Earth deity altar (usually put on ground level): ...
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