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Tianhou Temple 臺北天后宮

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Friday:06:00 - 21:30




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

Opening Hours

Sunday 06:00 - 21:30
Monday 06:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 06:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 06:00 - 21:30
Thursday 06:00 - 21:30
Friday 06:00 - 21:30
Saturday 06:00 - 21:30

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

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TripAdvisor Reviews

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  2. 2 Poor
  3. 12 Average
  4. 55 Very good
  5. 28 Excellent

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  1. 12 Families
  2. 23 Couples
  3. 31 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 13 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Ancient temple attracts Japanese worshippers


    The Tianhou Temple was built in 1746, it is one of the few temples in Ximending dedicated to Matsu, Goddess of the Ocean. It was funded by Chinese immigrant merchants from Fujian Province in mainland China. It is the only temple dedicated to Hongfa Da Shi, a Buddhist saint worshipped in Japan. Japanese tourists can often be seen here.
  • minshiung

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    A traditional temple in a bustling district


    I have been here a few times. Find this temple stands in the busy business district rather interesting. A place for taking pictures.
  • 499peijunl

    A small temple inside Ximending


    I walked across this small temple by chance. It is hidden between 2 shops house which you can overlook. It was under renovation the day I visited, but still the place was tranquil. You can feel the peace of mind.
  • lsg181

    Kuala Lumpur, Malasia

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

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


    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

    Singapore, Singapore

    both spiritual and attraction value


    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.

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