Ciyou Taoist Temple

China in the 21st CenturyCreated by Ted Mitchell

Ciyou Taoist Temple - Taipei, Taiwan
Ciyou Taoist Temple in Taipei, Taiwan

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Right across from Songshan railway station, the Ciyou Temple is dedicated to the goddess Matsu and is one of the oldest in the city. But Ciyou temple has another thing going for it besides age; noise. Specifically, on the day of Matsu's birthday, when the temple is said to hold the loudest, most colourful birthday celebrations in Taiwan, resplendent with gongs, music and firecrackers.
(Lonely Planet)