The Matsu Nangan Heavenly Empress Palace

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The Matsu Nangan Heavenly Empress Palace [馬祖南竿天后宮] is the religious center of Matsu… legend says that the body of Mazu [媽祖] (Lin Moniang) drifted and stopped here.
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The Folk Cultural Artifacts Exhibition Hall, Matsu

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Matsu’s Folk Cultural Artifacts Exhibition Hall is located on Nangan [南竿] (Matsu’s largest island). The museum introduces visitors to the culture and lifestyle of the Matsu islands.
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A brief introduction to the Matsu Islands

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This is the first of a series of posts devoted to my recent trip to the Matsu Islands [馬祖列島]. The island chain is located in the northwest of the Taiwan Strait and is comprised of 26 main islands. My trip was spent on the two largest islands of the archipelago: Nangan [南竿] and Beigan [北竿].
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