Tianhou Temple

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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,951 contributions
Ancient temple dedicated to Matsu
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, Australia8,951 contributions
One of Taiwan's oldest temples
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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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,951 contributions
Ancient temple dedicated to goddess of the sea
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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David H
Union City, CA8,033 contributions
The Temple
Sep 2020 • Couples
After worshipping at the new Tianhou Temple in the Old Street, we also paid our respect in this Temple and learned that this Temple , actually, is older and built by local people. It’s very well known and popular, so it’s well kept and maintained. It dies not not look very old. However, there are way too many stores surrounding the Temple to make it very business atmosphere.
Written September 19, 2020
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,290 contributions
Just like the other dozen Tianhou Temples in Taiwan
Sep 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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David H
Union City, CA8,033 contributions
Four hundreds some years old Mazu Temple
Aug 2019 • Couples
It’s located at the very end of Lugang Old Street. This temple is more than four hundreds years old and the first temple ever worshipped Mazu directly from Meizhou, Fujian, China. Mazu (aka sea goddess) is very famous and well known in Taiwan and some China coastal provinces. She is the god for fishermen to pray for safety whenever on ocean. Lugang, as one of ancient harbors in Taiwan, is not surprising to have her worshipped for many years.
I prayed and made a wish to come back next year for my wish!
Written September 7, 2019
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Boston T
208 contributions
Fascinating temple
Aug 2019
First temple I have encountered with a LED billboard advertising credit cards with pictures of their patron goddess depicted on the card! Environmentally clean because there is no on-site facility for burning joss paper. Interesting hall out behind for the statues of the deities that form a 60 year cycle. Interesting photo ops with narrow passageways with ornate entry portals. Worth the diversion to get here!
Written August 6, 2019
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Regina F. 🎈
Mossel Bay, South Africa2,821 contributions
Lugang Mazu or Lukang Tianhou Temple
Mar 2018 • Friends
Amazing architecture of a Chinese temple dating back to AD 960-987, dedicated to the Chinese sea godess Mazu. This is located in the Lukang Township.

The complex was damaged by the Japanese or the war and has gone through a few of renovations.

You can purchase for a small donation a pack of rice, an amulet, and yellow paper for a prayer.

The detailed architecture is a sight to behold.

Must see!
Written January 13, 2019
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Robert W
Singapore, Singapore1,615 contributions
Mazu Temple
Dec 2018 • Family
Mazu Temple TianHou In Lukang is a must visit. The temple architecture is amazing. Walk to the back where there’s a 2 storey temple. It’s amazing. This is a must visit TianHou temple admist the many Temples in Taiwan and one that is visited by many from near & far.
Written December 26, 2018
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Sook Hoon S
Selangor, Malaysia164 contributions
First temple in Taiwan!
Dec 2018 • Family
It is not a very big temple but nice architecture. One thing is Taiwan's temples have very very impressive architecture and structure. Amazing. You can donate a little blessing to the temple and take a pack of rice, amulet and a yellow paper for blessing.
Written December 17, 2018
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