Mazu Pilgrimage Day Tour from Taipei

  • Operation Day2024: April 14
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time08:00
  • Vehicle Type43-seater bus, 20-seater mini bus or 9-seater mini van (according to the number of participants)
  • Meeting PointMRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
  • Drop-off PointMRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station


  • Participate in one of the globe's three prominent religious celebrations, acclaimed by Discovery Channel—the Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage
  • Immerse yourself in Taiwan's largest annual religious procession for a firsthand experience like no other
  • Gain insight into Taiwanese religious beliefs and customs through a visit to Dajia Jenn Lann Temple
  • Embark on an enlightening guided tour of the historical relics and architectures lining Dajia Old Street.
  • Thoughtful arrangements are made to ensure your utmost enjoyment at this globally renowned religious event


The Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage stands out as Taiwan's most anticipated religious event, boasting the highest participation numbers. For many Taiwanese, it's a must-attend celebration at least once in their lifetime.

Every year, this 9-day pilgrimage draws millions of visitors from across Taiwan. During this tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore one of Taiwan's most renowned Mazu Temples and join the procession alongside fellow believers, experiencing the spiritual presence and influence of Mazu firsthand.

Through this guided tour, you'll delve into the history and background of early Chinese immigrants from China, understanding how they established roots in Taiwan. Additionally, you'll discover how Mazu beliefs and customs have influenced the lives of local people from the past to the present day.

  • 08:00

    Meet the guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2

    Assemble with your tour guide and driver at Exit 2 of MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station in the morning, prepared to embark on your pilgrimage journey to Dajia District in Taichung City.

    Exit 2 of MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station Exit 2 of MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station

  • 10:00-12:00

    Dajia Jenn Lann Temple and Dajia Old Street

    Dajia holds profound significance in Taiwan’s history, once inhabited by Taiwanese Plains Indigenous Peoples and boasting numerous prehistoric relics. During the Qing Dynasty, it flourished as a town due to immigrants from Lukang, and it was during this period that the iconic Dajia Jenn Lann Temple dedicated to Mazu was constructed. Serving as a spiritual center for over 200 years, the temple holds immense cultural and religious importance for locals. During your guided tour here, you will delve deeply into the Mazu belief system and its cultural significance.

    Following the temple tour, take a leisurely stroll along Shuntian Road, adjacent to Dajia Jenn Lann Temple. Known as “Dajia Old Street,” it is the earliest developed street and currently the most bustling thoroughfare in Dajia. In addition to admiring the historic buildings, be sure not to overlook the chance to visit famous craft shops, including the rush mat and hat shop, as well as the canvas bag shop.

    Taiwan Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage Taiwan Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

  • 12:30-13:30

    Lunch on own arrangement

    In Taiwan, food stalls frequently gather outside temples. While in Dajia, be sure to explore the food stalls around Dajia Jenn Lann Temple and sample some local delicacies, such as Taiwanese Meatball, Sweet Mung Bean Soup, Boiled Chitterlings, and Fried Rice Cake. The Crispy Butter Cake is widely known as the most popular food souvenir in Dajia, offering a delicious way to share your travel memories with family and friends back home.

    Dajia Old Street Dajia Old Street

  • 14:00-16:00

    Experience the religious procession of Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

    After lunch, the highlight of this tour awaits—the Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage. UNESCO has recognized Mazu belief and customs by including them on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This 9-day procession route spans across 4 cities in Central Taiwan: Taichung City, Changhua County, Yunlin County, and Chiayi County. Each year, the chairman of Dajia Jenn Lann Temple seeks permission from Mazu by tossing the divination blocks before the “Sedan Chair Mounting and Departure”. Pre-procession rituals are also conducted to ensure believers have a thorough understanding of this significant event.

    Taiwan Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage Taiwan Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

    In addition to witnessing Mazu’s sedan chair, the bearers, and the believers, the Din Tao line-up is truly a sight to behold. Each group holds a specific position, carrying its own symbolic meaning. During this tour, you’ll have the chance to join a short section of the procession alongside the believers, experiencing the spiritual influence of Mazu in the most authentic manner possible. It promises to be an unforgettable, life-changing experience on your journey.

    Taiwan Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage Taiwan Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

  • 16:00-18:00

    Return to Taipei

    The tour wraps up at approximately 16:00. Afterward, the tour guide will accompany you back to Taipei and drop you off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

  • 18:00

    Drop off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07)

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English)
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Food and beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour will be conducted in Mandarin and English.
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  5. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  6. Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  7. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
  8. Ensure you carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses for meals, beverages, souvenirs, tips, etc. Convenience stores and most of the eateries in Taiwan don't accept credit cards as a form of payment.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the listings local pick-up time(GMT+8). Please contact us by email or phone. 



Phone: +886 2 25635313


No-shows are defined as passengers who do not show up on time for the tours. In this event, the bookings will be cancelled and non-refundable.


Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: full refund

Cancellations made 6-4 days in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: 50% refund

Cancellations made less than 3 days in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: non-refundable

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