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Hot Taiwan Scenic Spots - Da Jia Jenn Lann Temple

Da Jia Jenn Lann Temple
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‧Address+<Map>
No.158, Shuntian Rd., Dajia Township, Taichung County
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‧Tel 886-4-2676-3522
‧Fax 886-4-2676-3533
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‧Open Hours
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‧Website
http://www.dajiamazu.org.tw/en/page01-1.html
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‧E-mail

 
Introduction
About Da Jia

Da jia town is located in the west north corner of the Taichung County. North to the Fong Li river area and neighbored with Yuan-Li town in the Miao-Li county. On the south side were Da-Chia river and Chin-Shui town for it's boundaries. The west side is facing Da-En village and Taiwan straights. The east side is attached to Her-Li high land and connected westerly with Wai-Pu village.

‧Da Jia Jenn Lann Temple‧
It is said that Mr. Yung-hsing LIN, a native of Mei Chou Island, Pu Tien City, Fu Chien Province, respectfully brought a Mazu statue from Mei Chiou Mazu Temple to Taiwan in 8th year of Yung Cheng, Ching Dynasty ( 1730 AD). He settled down in Da Jia. At that time the migrators there devoutly believed in Mei Chiou “Mazu”. They came to worship her one after another. The goddess was very efficacious. The local gentlemen noticed that her temple had endless burning incense and lighting candles offered by the pilgrims, they received Mr. Lin’s consent to build a small shrine at the present site in 10th year of Yung Cheng (1732 AD), and worshiped her. 35th year of Chien Lung, Ching Dynasty (1770AD), and this shrine was rebuilt, and named “Palace of Celestial Queen”. Jenn Lann temple was located on Shui-Tan road in Da-Chia town. It was built during the Yong-Zheng in the Ching Dynasty. The color hall of the temple is bright. No matter bell tower, door pillar, temple or door beams were all sculpted with exquisite design. There were very absorbing and show a kind of solemn and superb atmosphere of Chinese traditional architect everywhere. Go on an inspection trip of Ma-Zu in Da- Chia town. In the past, when the Ma-Zu in Da-Chia town went on an inspection trip to Chao-Tian temple in Bei-Gang and it was called “Back to wife's house". The impetus of the worshiping trip was large and made a round trip of three days and nights to attend this ceremony. But after 1987, Zhen-Lan temple changed to worship to Mei-Zhou in Fu-Jian province. The Ma-Zu changed to Feng-Tian temple in Hsin-Gang County and was called " Round-trip worship". Even the traditional had changed, the followers live still enthusiastically. The worship date was decide by Ma-Zu in Lantern Festival. Whole troop are including Ma-Zu guarding, banners and drum, motorcades, performance group, embroider, banners, Buddha puppets, ceremonious carriage of Ma-Zu and thousands of followers in moving day.

Traffic Info.

Transportation

By Car
1) Freeway 1 → Taichung SIC Interchange → switch to Freeway 4 (in the direction of Zhonggang SIC)→ Provincial Highway 17 → turn right to Provincial Highway 61 → turn right to County Road 132 → Dajia.

2) Freeway 1 → Exit at the Houli Interchange → County Road 132 (in the direction of Dajia) → turn to Sec. 1, Zhongshan Rd. → turn to Jianggong Rd. at Dajia Railway Station and go straight to Dajia Zhenlan Temple.

3) Freeway 1 → Exit at the Sanyi or Funyuan Interchange → Provincial Highway 13 → Houli → County Road 132 → turn to Sec. 1, Zhongshan Rd. → turn to Jianggong Rd. at Dajia Railway Station and go straight to Dajia Zhenlan Temple.

4) Freeway 3 → Exit at the Dajia Interchange → County Road 132 (in the direction of Dajia) → turn to Sec. 1, Zhongshan Rd. → turn to Jianggong Rd. at Dajia Railway Station and go straight to Dajia Zhenlan Temple.

5) Freeway 3 → Zhonggang SIC Interchange → switch to Freeway 4 (in the direction of Provincial Highway 17)→ Provincial Highway 17 → turn right to Provincial Highway 61 → turn right to County Road 132 → Dajia.

By Train
Take Train to Dajia Railway Station, then walk about 3 min.

By Bus
1) From Fengyuan or Taichung, take Juye Bus to Dajia.
2) From Taichung 's Gancheng station, take the Kuo-Kuang Bus to Dajia.
3) From the Taichung Railway Station, take the Fengyuan Bus to Dajia.

(Photos from here: 1, 2, 3)