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Tianhou Temple, Changhua

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Built in 17th century, Tianhou Temple represents one of the oldest temples in Taiwan devoted to Matsu, the Goddess of the Sea. It got its current layout in 1936—--that of three structures and two yards. In front of the temple, a small garden features a dragon pond and at the back you'll find a culture museum of Matsu. The Goddess’ statue in the altar, brought to Taiwan from China in 1684, has a face black with incense smoke. Don’'t miss the elegant murals and paintings, and exquisite stone and wood carvings inside. Outside, visit the souvenir shops or get some delicacies at the street food stalls. The temple hosts many religious festivals and over 1 million worshipers every year. Before you visit Changhua, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Lukang is one of Taiwan's oldest towns. It is on the west coast of Taiwan; it was once an important port. Tianho Temple is some 400 years old, making it one of the oldest temples in Taiwan. The main....  more »
  • This temple is some 400 years old. It is dedicated to Mazu, the goddess to whom fishermen and sailors pray when they are in peril on the sea. Mazu was a young woman who had miraculous powers to quell....  more »
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