Temple of the Queen of Heaven

The Tin Hau Temple is located in the city of Quanzhou in Fujian province in China. During the 11th and 14th centuries, Quanzhou was the most important port for foreign trade in the Middle Kingdom. The Tin Hau Temple, which translation is in Cantonese, is also known as the Temple of the Queen of Heaven or Tianhou in mandarin. During thr LAntern Festival is attracts tourists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Mainland and from further afield.

Quanzhou’s Tin Hau Temple is the place of worship of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess that is the patron of seafarers, including fishermen and sailors.

Xu Xiaohui, Director of the Historical Relic Preservation Institute of Tin Hau Temple, shares about the legend of the Goddess Mazu and the unique artistic and cultural values of her temple.