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Tianhou Temple, Lukang

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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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  • Tianyu is the faith center of the local residents, but also the outside light guests are very beautiful, so the incense is in full bloom, and Zhou Yi's shop and food are also born, to Deer Harbor no one will not go to the heavens to worship
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  • Tianhou Temple was probably the only sight that was worthwhile in the underwhelming town of Lukang. There is nothing that sets it apart from the other dozen Tianhou Temples throughout Taiwan but it’s ...  more »
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