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Tianhou Temple, Changhua
(4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Changhua vacation route planner.
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  • Black ceiling that smolders in the smoke of the incense, but history feel the depth of the vinegar. Many people used to visit was in the morning on weekdays. Around the gift shop and dining room there is the Deer Harbor in maybe the most crowded place.
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  • 百年知名老廟宇! 古蹟保存的很好! 5個爐火從後棟二樓先上玉皇大帝的香!文昌帝君!再到前棟上香! 現在可以停車在500公尺外大型免費停車場! 宮前面當然ㄧ堆當地小吃 
  • Really one of the very early MaZhu temples in Taiwan when you go inside you will be really impressed with the architecture and decoration it's really really nice with rich history