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Tianhou Temple 臺北天后宮

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Introduction

Taipei’s Tianhou Temple, is also known as "Ximending Mazu Temple" since the principle deity here is Mazu. The temple was built in 1746 with funds donated by immigrant merchants from Zhangzhou and Quanzhou in Fujian, China. It is one of the three major temples in Taiwan from Qing period along with Bangka Longshan Temple and Bangka Zushih Temple. Tianhou Temple is dedicated to the principle deity Mazu. It is also the only temple in Taiwan where the deity Hongfa Dashi. The god is also widely worshipped by Japanese Buddhists as "Kouhou Dashi", so the temple attracts many Japanese tourists.

Information

Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-23310421
FAX
+886-2-23122685
Address
No. 51, Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Daily 06:00 to 22:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

Review

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4 94 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 2 Poor
  3. 12 Average
  4. 54 Very good
  5. 26 Excellent

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  1. 12 Families
  2. 23 Couples
  3. 31 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 13 Friends
  • lsg181

    Kuala Lumpur, Malasia

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Historical and spiritual Mazu goddess and Japanese monk Kobodaishi of 804 A.D.

    2019-10

    The revered goddess mazu is the main figure of this historical temple with the uncommon revered Japanese BUDDHIST monk Kobodaishi traced back to 804 A.D.
  • Jolynn C

    Singapur, Singapur

    both spiritual and attraction value

    2018-10

    beautiful and intricate architectural design. it is worth a short visit even if you are not Taoist. remember to head up the stairs for more, i missed it on my 1st visit.
  • Dotzujin

    Sídney, Australia

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Hidden Temple

    2019-08

    As the name of my review, this temple is hidden between retail shop fronts. I got lost and went in circles. Once youve gone past the entrance, the colours are vibrant. Definitely a worth a visit
  • salemnobody

    Tailandia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Heping Island-Tianhou Temple

    2019-04

    I went to Heping Island & after I visited it I caned to Tianou Temple. It is just a short walk/cane to the temple and it is just a bit up an alley to see it. I LOVE Buddhist Temples!
  • Linda K

    Port Saint Lucie, Florida

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    If in the area . . .

    2019-07

    . . . this temple is worth a visit; however, it is small, and surrounded by walls and other buildings which make it incredibly smoky and hot, especially on a warm July day.

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