Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple， commonly known as the Dadaocheng Mazu (meaning "Mother-Ancestor") Temple， dedicated to the Tianshang Shengmu (meaning "Heavenly Holy Mother")， the guardian of sailors and also known as Mazu or Tianhou (meaning "Empress of Heaven")， is one of the three main temples in Daodaocheng， along with the Fazhu Temple and the Xia Hai City God Temple. "The first door opens to display the beauty of Guanyin Mountain; thousands of ships have navigated over the running waters" 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.