Taipei rsquo;s Tianhou Temple is also known as quot;Ximending Mazu Temple quot; since the principle deity here is Mazu. The temple was built in 1746 with funds donated by immigrant merchants from Zhangzhou and Quanzhou in Fujian China. It is one of the three major temples in Taiwan from Qing period along with Bangka Longshan Temple and Bangka Zushih Temple. Tianhou Temple is dedicated to the principle deity Mazu. It is also the only temple in Taiwan where the deity Hongfa Dashi. The god is also widely worshipped by Japanese Buddhists as quot;Kouhou Dashi quot; so the temple attracts many Japanese tourists.