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Luermen Matsu Temple(鹿耳門天后宮)

Traveler rating:4 8 Reviews

Monday:06:00 – 21:00





In 1661, Koxinga, the Prince of Yanping, (延平郡王鄭成功) led warships, officers and soldiers to the sea around Luermen (鹿耳門). However, due to the fact that the water level was too shallow and obstacles had been placed by the Dutch to block entrance to big harbors, passage seemed difficult. An incense altar was set up on the prow of the ship, and under the blessing and good favor of the sea goddess Matsu (媽祖), it is said that the tide suddenly rose and allowed the army to head direct onto the land, attacking and seizing Chihkan Tower (赤嵌樓) without a hitch. Koxinga fondly recalled the help provided by Matsu, and as a consequence a temple was built as a place to offer sacrifices to the sea goddess, which over time developed into the precursor of Luermen Matsu Temple (鹿耳門天后宮). In fact, in 1871 the Luermen Matsu Temple was destroyed by a large flood and the Taijiang Inner Sea began to silt up, meaning that boats were no longer able to access Luermen Harbor (鹿耳門港). Previously, one of the top eight sights in Taiwan, the Luermen Harbor Lien Fang (it literally means fishing boats return to harbor) was gone forever. Matsu was worshipped by different people in turn. Until 1946 it was rebuilt in the present location. In 1977 the building was extended, and in 2002 funds were allocated for the creation of the Luermen Matsu Temple that we know today.


TEL +886-6-2841386

Address Annan Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Religious Temples

Opening Hours Free entry, 5:00~21:30, open all year round

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  • KPR777

    Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Solo travel

    Also known as the Grand Mazu Temple

    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    Also known as the Grand Mazu Temple, this temple sits next to the Anping Old Fort and is definitely worth popping in to take a look. When I was there they rang the gongs at around 6:00 pm and then shot off fireworks in the square at ground level in front of the temple, which took a lot of people by surprise.
  • rikshow

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    Traveler rating:3 2019-04

  • Curiosity809912

    타이페이, 타이완

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    친구 동반 여행


    Traveler rating:3 2018-02

  • Curiosity809912

    타이페이, 타이완


    Traveler rating:5 2018-01

  • Tim W

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    친구 동반 여행

    Imposant bouwwerk, leuk om heen te fietsen

    Traveler rating:5 2017-04

    Net buiten Tainan een zeer imposante tempel. Tot nu toe de grootste en mooiste tempel die ik in Taiwan heb gezien. Er zijn erg weinig toeristen, omdat het per openbaar vervoer nogal lastig te bereiken is. Wel enkele tourbussen met Chinese toeristen. Een fietstocht in deze richting is aan te raden, op de heen/terugweg kun je langs Xanjiang National Park & An Ping fietsen. Er wordt veel vuurwerk afgestoken en er is ook een kleine markt voor de tempel, welke erg goedkoop is.

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