The oldest Matsu temple in Taiwan: Bei-gang
The Bei-gang Chao-tian temple's Matsu statue was brought from China by the monk ShiBi-jeng in 1694, thus the temple has a history of 300-plus years. When you visit Bei-gang Chao-tian temple, you will see a real treasure from our architectural heritage.The stone fences at the front of temple's entrance surround the Dragon Kings of the four seas stone statues. The work is complex yet restrained, a rare example of stone work.The small stone lions beside the stone walls were made during the Qing Dynasty. Small yet delicate, the line of the back soft and gentle, the give the overall setting a high artistic value.Culture and art come toegether at Bei-gang Chao-tian Temple, where you are welcome to appreciate the beauty of culture.