By TraNews Reporter Syu, Jhan Jhao
Taiwan(TraNews) – Mazu Temple in Penghu County is the oldest temple in Taiwan. It is said that the temple was built in the beginning of Ming Dynasty(1592). It has over 400 years of history and is designated as first degree heritage.
The temple is situated in downtown Makung and opposite of immense blue ocean. The temple was built based on traditional architecture method. The lion patterns on the pillars are delicate and vivid. When you enter the main hall, you can see precious old building materials and the traces of ancient times. The temple has reconstructed for many times but still preserve a lot of ancient things. One of the most renowned and old stone stele was found in the temple. In 1604, a general of Ming Dynasty successfully defeated Holland army then established the stone stele. Legend has it that the stele has 9 golden dragons under the words. The stele was stolen by French army during the war between French and Chinese. The stele was copied afterwards.
The ancient temple has attracted legion of worshippers and tourists each year. Every brick and door in the temple is extremely precious. Besides having a respectful heart when visiting the temple, please cherish everything inside the temple.