Concealed in the night market, the Cixian Temple (also known as the Shilin Mazu temple) was built in the first year of the Jiaqing Emperor’s reign, over 200 years ago. The temple layout is typically Fujianese, with the engravings on both sides of the front palace being completed by craftsmen of different schools, resulting in an intriguing mix of styles. The workmanship inside the main palace is exquisite, and is complemented by some beautifully preserved pottery. A visit here is well worth the trouble.
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