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Tianhou Temple, Changhua County

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Make Tianhou Temple a centerpiece of your Changhua County vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Changhua County vacation route planner.
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  • We visited the temple in the evening along with our business associates. It was something like visiting a Indian temple. To every god / goddess incense sticks were offered. and prayer done.  more »
  • Not very big, but the design and carvings are so beautiful. Particularly good advice given by our taxi driver, even though you are of different faith, just admire and appreciate the beauty and archite...  more »
  • Many temples in a Lukang old town . A bit too touristy but love the old temples and we saw a great ceremony of temple Gods visiting Mazu Temple when here.  more »