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Da Tian Hou Gong, Tainan
(3.7/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
See the place where royal dynasties once resided at Da Tian Hou Gong. Built in the 17th century, the temple now functions as a place of worship dedicated to the goddess Matsu, but a long time ago it served as a palace for kings and emperors. Learn about their days spent living here and hear gruesome tales, such as the story of the five concubines who hanged themselves in the main hall. Check out the etchings of mythical beings, found all around the building, altars, statues, and other decorations that exist both inside and out of the temple. Use our Tainan vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Da Tian Hou Gong and other attractions in Tainan.
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  • Also known as "Matsu temple" or "Mazu Temple" is a temple dedicated to the goddess of the sea, built on the ruins of the Palace of Prince Ninjing, last Ming dynasty. Beautiful architecturally and decorative (especially fine the two carved pillars in front of the main door), it is very popular with the faithful and tourists, and there are vending machines for souvenirs.
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  •  Hotel from the eyes and nose had visited evening. Tourists and local residents were visited in the shrine. And the order of worship on this Taiwan trip shrine Temple of plenty and, are doing on the street? The mausoleum itself was expensive flashy, good staff!
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  • 大天后宮內有清朝至今的元首匾額,旁邊模糊的舊碑附上白紙原文,壁畫也有修復年份註解,是台灣歷史古蹟少有的貼心。