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Luermen Matsu Temple(鹿耳門天后宮)

Traveler rating:4 7 Reviews

Saturday: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

Open Hours Sunday:06:00 – 21:00
Monday:06:00 – 21:00
Tuesday:06:00 – 21:00
Wednesday:06:00 – 21:00
Thursday:06:00 – 21:00
Friday:06:00 – 21:00
Saturday:06:00 – 21:00

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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.
  • ZacharyYangTW


    很大間的天后宮, 騎車經過, 覺得是絕佳的休息點

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    周末跟朋友騎腳踏車經過這個天后宮, 是一個很值得休息的好地方, 進去跟媽祖和各方的神雙手合十祈禱一下, 是一個很棒的在地生活方式
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    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

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    Traveler rating:3 2019-04

  • Curiosity809912

    타이페이, 타이완

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    친구 동반 여행


    Traveler rating:3 2018-02


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