The Guandu temple (in Chinese: Guāndù Gōng 關渡宮) lies to the northwest of Taipei, in Danshui along the river. Dating back to 1661, it is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Taiwan. The temple consists of an impressive structure, built into the side of the mountain and extending over several levels. An internal tunnel lines with images of deities leads up from the main entrance along the river to the higher levels. The temple is very richly decorated and is dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu.
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