Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple commonly known as the Dadaocheng Mazu (meaning quot;Mother-Ancestor quot;) Temple dedicated to the Tianshang Shengmu (meaning quot;Heavenly Holy Mother quot;) the guardian of sailors and also known as Mazu or Tianhou (meaning quot;Empress of Heaven quot;) is one of the three main temples in Daodaocheng along with the Fazhu Temple and the Xia Hai City God Temple. quot;The first door opens to display the beauty of Guanyin Mountain; thousands of ships have navigated over the running waters quot; is written on the front gate pointing out the change of its location over the years. Cisheng Temple was originally located at the intersection of Xining North Road and Minsheng West Road back in 1866 across the trading port with the Bali Guanyin Mountain to its front right looking onto the bay of the Tamshui River flowing north. In 1910 the Japanese government tore the temple down to re-plot the urban streets. The locals funded the temple relocation to its current address on Yanping North Road using the original pillars and stones and preserving its appearance since the reconstruction finished in 1914 until today.