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Tianhou Temple, Changhua

(4.5/5 based on 75+ 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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  • 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 »
  • Introduced as a tourist destination as well as the Lungshan Temple in Taipei, Deer Harbor, but I feel the gravitas of history as a place of worship for local people. Watch as well as the elderly, young couples stoking incense, bowed worship and solemn mood. Gate is lined with shops, big of voice. The intellect a little and found of shops, but I do try to eat the remains. Located near Temple and mausoleum there, so take the time slowly would be nice.
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  • 百年廟宇,供奉多位神明,莊嚴肅穆,且古蹟保存良好,中央還有座水池,增添一股清涼感。 旁邊尚有間廟宇開設的小型商店,除了基本的服裝和吊飾,尚有販賣較新穎的商品,像是孩子的肚兜或口水巾,可逛逛看。  more »