Mazhu Temple

The Mazhu Temple, located on Meizhou Island near Putian, is the main temple out of all the other Mazhu Temples that are located throughout the world. Every year, thousands of worshippers from China and over the world come to this temple to worship. The lady Mazhu who is worshipped here, was born the first year of Jianlong of the Song Dynasty, March 23, 960AD as Lin Moniang. She was very smart and always worshipped gods and recited religious texts with the intention to help poor people. After she died in 987 AD, it is said that her spirit often reappeared in the ara to safeguard ships as they traveled by. The temple was built during the first year after her death and was very small.
Many people travel to the temple during the birthday of Mazhu to burn incense and pray to her. Mazhu is extremely important to the people of Taiwn and thousands of Taiwanese also enjoy coming to the Lady Mazhu Temple every year. This has been a tie that helps link the two sides of the straits. Because of all the attention of Mazhu, many scholars and experts have also become interested in Mazhu and Mazhu culture is now a very talked about subject in academic circles. In addition to the Mazu Temple, there is a Mazu Statue on top of Phoenix Hill, which is the largest and most sublime Mazu stone sculpture on the Chinese Mainland. Here's some guide information of Mazu Temple: Address: Meizhou Island, Putian County, Fujian Province. Contact number: 0086-594-5096267 / 5092643. Admission fee: CNY50, Openning hours: 07:30-17:30.

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