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Penghu Tianhou Temple, Magong

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
The Penghu Tianhou Temple is a temple to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, the deified form of the medieval Fujianese shamaness Lin Moniang. It is located at 1 Zhengyi Street (正義街1號), Magong City, Penghu, Taiwan. It is usually accounted the oldest Mazu temple in Taiwan and, despite the present differences in characters, is the namesake of the surrounding city of Magong. It is open from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.

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  • There are many TIANHOU Temples in TAIWAN; as it is an island most locals based their living on sea, as fishmen. The TIANHOU (LITERAL Meaning : Heaven Goddess) was supposed to protect the seafarers on....  more »
  • Constructed over 300 years ago during the Ming Dynasty, the Tianhou Temple is the oldest Matzu temple in all of Taiwan. The simplistic facade radiates traditional Chinese architecture. It's the focal....  more »

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