Tiānhòu Temple

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Tiānhòu Temple information

Tiānjīn , China
Ancient Culture Street; 古文化街
Opening hours
8.30am-4.30pm Tue-Sun
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This busy temple, with its healthy mix of Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian deities, is dedicated to Tianhou (Empress of Heaven). Goddess of the sea and the protector of sailors, she is also popularly known as Mazu and Niangniang. The main hall is the Niangniang Palace, which features an effigy of Tianhou in a glass case, flanked by ferocious-looking weapons and attendant monsters.

Also look for the small Folk Art Museum , just past the temple's exit on the left and up a flight of stairs.