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Mazu Temple of Tainan

I believe this is the first Mazu temple in Taiwan and consist of a large size of Mazu, also known... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
Ash L
Singapore, Singapore
A large traditional temple to Tian Hou

This is an old and very active temple. Tian Hou is one of the deities in Chinese popular religion... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2015
Portland, Oregon
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“Tianhou Gong in Tainan ”
Nov 21, 2017
“An interesting temple ”
No.18, Lane 227, Section 2, Yongfu Road, Tainan, Taiwan
West Central District/ North District
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The original building was founded in Ming time, but the actual one is a reconsideration after a fire in Qing time. Like many other cities, Tainan has also Tianhou Gong. As I visited, there were not many visitors.

Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is quite an interesting temple dedicated to the Taoist supreme deity, the Jade Emperor. It has no statues representing the deity inside. The columns have dragons wrapped around them.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Most of the tours you go on visit temples, shrines and you can get a little complacent. This one is really special and worth meandering around the various artefacts and learning about the history of the place and the faith.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Definitely a must see and very close to the Chihkan Tower, this free temple is much more interesting than it's fee charging neighbour. Some really spectacular shrines, spread over many small courtyards, leading off the main shrine.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I believe this is the first Mazu temple in Taiwan and consist of a large size of Mazu, also known as Goddess of the Seas is is largely worshipped by fishermen. Well worth a visit if you are into temple visiting.

Thank Ash L
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is an old and very active temple. Tian Hou is one of the deities in Chinese popular religion, and the temple is very much a site for regular worship.

1  Thank al7jj
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

I've been in and out of at least 30 temples during my last three weeks in Taiwan - all are quite ornate and offer a similar experience. This temple, however, also known as Matsu Temple not only offered the usual elaborate carvings, paintings and halls...More

3  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The temple is in the centre of historical district, it appears to be a bit of a mixture of things which adds to its interest. If you are going to the historical make sure you see this one.

2  Thank RonA_Plymouth
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West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the
busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the
district, and the long-standing history results in a
variety of street food. In addition to that, this
district also has the highest number of temples. This
is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic
buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example,
Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan
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