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Tianhou Temple 臺北天后宮

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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.


Religious Venues Family Activities
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 51, Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Daily 06:00 to 22:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen


TripAdvisor Reviews

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  3. 11 Average
  4. 46 Very good
  5. 21 Excellent

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  1. 11 Families
  2. 20 Couples
  3. 27 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 10 Friends
  • IvyBenas


    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Temple for the sea Goddess


    Walking distance from the busy Ximending District is a temple dedicated to the Sea Goddess, Mazu. Tian Hou is also known as Ximending Mazu Temple. It's like a small simple building outside but when you go through a few more steps going in, you will be amazed by the beauty and vibrant exterior of the Temple. Entrance is free, just be cautious not to disturb locals who worship inside.
  • Gagan_Gupta_1975

    Macao, China

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    One of the Old Temples


    A quick visit to the Temple is recommended to understand the culture and beliefs. Walking distance from Metro station
  • Isaren

    Bangkok, Tailandia

    You simply must to see the Tianhou temple


    Situate in the middle of the old city the temple is an incredible place full of people that come for pray and socialize . The best time to visit it is in the end of the day when an interesting ceremony led by women takes place in the main building.
  • cwarunchalee

    Bangkok, Tailandia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos



    Just walked by and this temple caught my eyes from its charming atmosphere. Come See and make a wish
  • P.U. J

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Traveler type:




    I walked pass and saw this temple a several time. This temple is charming and quite. This temple is in Ximending.

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