Old Market Street
The merchant streets of old Lukang are well represented by the shops lining both sides of the curved, red-tiled lanes of what is now...
Taiwan Tour Bus
Has day tours of Lukang (NT$1500) leaving from the train station, HSR stations, and major hotels in Taichung.
Glass Matsu Temple
A remarkable structure standing inside the coastal park 8km west of the old town, this new Lukang attraction is built with 70,000 pieces...
Yu Chen Chai
This fifth-generation shop sells pastries based on original Qing-dynasty recipes. Try the phoenix-eye cake (鳳眼糕; fèngyǎn gāo ) or the...
Matsu Temple information
Lonely Planet review
This holy structure was renovated in 1936, a high period in Taiwan's temple arts. The woodcarvings are particularly fine in the front hall, and the high plafond is simply gorgeous. The Matsu statue in this temple is now called the Black-Faced Matsu, as centuries of incense smoke have discoloured her original complexion.
The area around the Matsu Temple is pedestrian-only and great crowds gather here on weekends, though the atmosphere feels festive and not touristy. Vendors and the surrounding stores sell a variety of traditional snacks, sweets and drinks.