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Da Tian Hou Gong, Tainan

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Religious Site
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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  • 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 courtyard...  more »
  • 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 templ...  more »
  • 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.  more »