Tianhou Temple was built in the second year of Qingyuan of Song Dynasty. It is the place where "foreign ships and passenger ships gathered". Officials often hold ceremonies for merchant ships sailing to the sea. It is also the place where the Quanzhou immigrants welcome the spirits of Mazu to go abroad for worship. It has great influence on Taiwan and Southeast Asia, and is an important ground for Mazu beliefs. The Museum of History of Relations between Fujian and Taiwan built in the temple collects a lot of precious historical relics and folklore as well as cultural artifacts.
Mazu is quite characteristic of southern Fujian. By the way, you can also go to Tianhou Palace and eat a bowl of plaster recommended by the tip of tongue. It was built in 1196 and has a history of more than 800 years. Many towering banyan trees have a special feeling. Quanzhou is still a city with a certain weight in the long history of China's foreign trade. Quanzhou Tianhou Palace is also the first major cultural relic protection unit in Mazu Temple on the mainland that was approved and announced by the State Council. Seeing some people wearing special clothes dancing or doing ceremonies in the hall, look at it, quite distinctive, but do not know exactly what the origin is.
The Tianhou Palace in Quanzhou was built in 1196 AD, the second year of Qingyuan in Song Dynasty. Quanzhou is the largest port in the Song and Yuan Dynasties. Mazu became the sea god of Quanzhou because she was introduced to Quanzhou port where overseas traffic and trade were flourishing. Quanzhou Tianhou Palace is the first major cultural relic protection unit in Mazu Temple in mainland China, which was approved and announced by the State Council.
In the rear palace, Mazu is sacrificed. Quanzhou is situated on the Bank of the Jin River in the south of the city, where the Tibetan ships gather for passenger navigation. Mazu Chaohai people believe in the gods, so the Palace is the earliest and largest Mazu temple in the southeast coast of China. It is known as the temple of Empress Tian of Wenling. Many Mazu temples in Taiwan and Southeast Asia are separated from it. There is an exhibition hall in Tianhou Palace, Mazuyuan, which shows the exchange of Mazuyuan between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.
The last stop is Tianhou Palace, which is one of the most famous Mazu temples in China. The exterior architecture is exquisite and magnificent. When we went, we were in time for a ceremony. It was spectacular. Tianhou Palace can also visit "Fujian-Taiwan Folk Customs Exhibition], as well as a Museum of the History of Fujian-Taiwan Relations. There is a tall banyan tree in the courtyard. On this day in Quanzhou, we saw huge trees acridine. The eastern part of Tianhou Palace is Zhengquanmao mungbean cake, and the western part is Bingzheng gypsum. These two are famous local snacks, but I suddenly lost interest in Mungbean cake, so I did not try. On the opposite side of Tianhou Palace is the ancient city gate of Quanzhou, the site of Deji Gate.
Ticket-free, Kaiyuan Temple, Chengtian Temple, Guandi Temple, Tianhou Palace, next to the Bingzheng Hall, which has many award-winning brands, is the most famous four-fruit soup in Quanzhou. Seven yuan for a share. First buy the bill, then order the brand.
One of the most famous Tianhou Palace is the sacred place worshiped by Mazu believers at home and abroad. Especially in Taiwan, it has a far-reaching influence on the people. The main buildings are mountain gates, main halls and bedrooms. Especially the top of Tianhou Palace is a unique architectural art in southern Fujian. Every day, a large number of pilgrims come to visit the Palace.
Tianhou Palace is a traditional place of worship for Mazu in Quanzhou. It prays for the safety and health of relatives. Tianhou Palace is full of incense and fire, and there are more people on major days. In addition to belief culture, Tianhou Palace itself is the essence of architectural culture in southern Fujian. Red brick swallow ridge, carved beams and painted pillars, worth seeing
The Tianhou Palace in Quanzhou is the largest temple to worship Mazu in the south of Fujian Province. The gate of the rear palace is very beautiful. Dragon paintings are carved on the eaves. Various fairies or dragons and animals occupy the roof and eaves. Every festival, the fragrance is very strong. It is absolutely a must-come place for Quanzhou tourism.
Quanzhou Tianhou Palace is located at No. 1 Tianhou Road, Nanmen, Quanzhou City. It was founded in the second year of Song Qingyuan (1196 A.D.). Quanzhou was the largest port in the Song and Yuan Dynasties, the peak of overseas trade in China. Mazu was introduced to Quanzhou Port, where overseas traffic was flourishing, and became the sea god of Quanzhou. Because of the development of water transport and overseas traffic, it became a national sea god and spread overseas (1), where the official Temple was built. Located on the Bank of Jinjiang River in the south of the city, "the gathering place of Bohai ships and passenger ships" is an international view. The temples built are the highest in the standards of etiquette among the similar buildings at home and abroad. The existing buildings are large in scale and well preserved. Some Song Dynasty components and Ming and Qing Dynasty wood structures are still retained. Therefore, the Tianhou Palace in Quanzhou is also the first national key cultural relic protection unit in Mazu Temple in mainland China approved and announced by the State Council (January 13, 1988).
Free scenic spot belongs to one of the three Mazu temples. The existing buildings are Ming and Qing dynasties as the main body. The buildings have typical characteristics of southern Fujian. The red walls and bright eaves in southern Fujian have a small theme pavilion, which shows the exchange of Mazu worship between Fujian and Taiwan. Near the Tianhou Palace is the old name of Siwutang. Across Jubao Street and Qinglong Street, the old town of Quanzhou, it is also worth walking.