Tianhou Temple
Tianhou Temple
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Lukang is one of Taiwan's oldest towns. It is on the west coast of Taiwan; it was once an important port. Tianho Temple is some 400 years old, making it one of the oldest temples in Taiwan. The main deity worshipped is Matsu, the goddess of the sea. Matsu is a Buddhist and Taoist deity. The temple has many interesting festivals, see one if you can.

in deity worshipped is Matsu
Written May 10, 2021
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Vinayak W
Nagpur, India101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Business
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.
Written June 14, 2017
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,379 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Tianhou Temple was probably the only sight that was worthwhile in the underwhelming town of Lukang. There is nothing that sets it apart from the other dozen Tianhou Temples throughout Taiwan but it’s about the only place in Lukang where one can at least avoid motorcylcle and car traffic.
Written September 16, 2019
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KoalaViaggio
Taipei, Taiwan61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
A place full of history and culture. From the entrance, you can start to enjoy the beauty of the traditional Taiwanese architecture, the sculpture of the window, wall and the dragon column. Not only the individuals but also the groups, composed of temples of the Sea Goddess from different parts of Taiwan keep on coming to worship the Sea Goddess in this temple from which you can observe the importance of the Sea Goddess in the religion and life of the people in Taiwan.
Written October 10, 2018
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Vicente8
Singapore242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
A masterpiece of Chinese religious architecture and art dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu,
Magnificent for its beauty, its soul and its fervent religious activity.
Don’t miss the temple's coffered ceilings and the two storey rear halls at the back of the temple
You will see the temple referred on the maps as Mazu Temple or Tianhou Temple (The Queen of Heaven).
Written May 25, 2018
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
This is without doubt the top temple to see in Lukang. Very close to the old streets and within a pedestrian only area, this temple on multi levels offers a lot to see and most of it you won't see anywhere else at all. Upstairs in the rear building are two shrines of offerings to Matsu that I've never seen in any other temple in Taiwan or China. Definitely check them out. It is also the busiest temple in Lukang, so you will be jostling the crowds and incense sticks can be quite perilous.
Written September 26, 2016
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Odyseey
New York City, NY490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Beautiful temple a must visit if in the area it's open til 10pm I went during dinnertime on a weekday and parking streetside was easy as there weren't too many tourists
Written September 2, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Try to visit TianhouTemple when there is a festival going on, There will be music -- a trifle discordant -- fire crackers and other celebrations. Tianhou Temple is dedicated to Mazu, who is a Goddess in Buddhist and Taoist religious traditions, Mazu is credited for saving seafarers in peril on the sea. Mazu was a real person, she lived in the late 10th century. She is venerated as Goddess of the Sea in Taiwan, especially in Lugang. Mazu temples can also be found in mainland China.
Written June 4, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Matsu is the goddess of the sea, worshipped by Buddhists and Taoists as a god, She is called on in times of dire peril by seamen to calm the sea. The Taiwan Strait is treacherous, settlers crossing the "black water" often called on her intervention. This temple is very old, it is a feature of the historic Lukang port.
Written September 2, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This temple is some 400 years old. It is dedicated to Mazu, the goddess to whom fishermen and sailors pray when they are in peril on the sea. Mazu was a young woman who had miraculous powers to quell storms, for which she was deified. She is held in awe by the people of Taiwan, there are several Tianho Temples on the island. Try and see a temple festival if you can, Lukang is an ancient port, it is important site for the worship of Mazu. Mazu is considered to be both a Taoist and Buddhist deity.
Written December 1, 2020
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