Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage 2017 (Taipei Pick Up)


Experience one of the greatest religious festivals in the world!

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  • 11 Hrs - 12 Hrs Duration
  • Chinese
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Experience the Mazu Festival 2017 with a 1 day trip from Taipei
  • Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrim masses as they celebrate the birth of Mazu, the sea goddess, at one of 9 of her temples spread across 4 counties
  • Trek across the rugged terrain in central Taiwan and experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals and pilgrims as you celebrate the largest religious festival on the island
  • Enjoy convenient roundtrip transfers from Taipei to the festivities in central Taiwan so you can return to your own accommodation instead of camping

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What To Expect

Experience a UNESCO Living Heritage Event at the 2017 Mazu Pilgrimage in Taiwan. This festival spans 9 days of the 3rd lunar month, usually in March, and is popularly known as “Mazu March Mania” because of the huge festivities that take place across central Taiwan. Pilgrims usually trek to a different temple over 9 days to pay respects to Mazu, the goddess of the sea, for her birthday. Now you can experience part of the madness on this 1 day excursion tour from Taipei without having to camp out at the temples with the masses! Your trip will begin in the morning from Taipei Main Station (different exact times for each day), where you will meet your guide and board the bus for one of the 9 temples that will be hosting festivities during the pilgrimage. Once you arrive near the temple, you will begin trekking with your guide for 3-4 hours with the pilgrims as they make their way to the temple and the festivities. You’ll meet plenty of pilgrims and locals along the way and be able to experience the parades, shows, and food that make up the biggest religious festival in Taiwan! After a whole day of trekking, temples, and festivals, your bus will take you back to Taipei so you can savor your experience without having to rough it at the sparse temples.

Mazu Pilgrimage 2017
Join thousands of pilgrims as they celebrate Mazu's birthday across 9 different temples in central Taiwan!
2017 Mazu Festival Taiwan
Trek through a different part of Taiwan every day as you join the pilgrims on their temple patrols!
Mazu March Mania 2017
Elaborate parades and festivals line the pilgrim's route through the areas surrounding Taichung
Mazu Taiwan Festival 2017
Join in one of the biggest religious celebrations in the world at this UNESCO Living Heritage Event!
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of

  • 1 day trip from Taipei to experience the Mazu Festival 2017 in central Taiwan
  • All transportation & driver fees
  • Mandarin speaking guide
  • Western-style lunchbox
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance provided by the operator
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of

  • Tour guide gratuity service fee TWD100 per person, please pay directly to the guide


  • Choose from one of 5 different festival days to make your pilgrimage
  • Meet up time is different for each day according to the 2017 festival schedule
  • Meet up point: North Exit 2 of Taipei Main Station
March 25, 1st day of festival
  • 7:20am meet up at Taipei Main Station
  • 7:40am departure
  • Dongfeng bicycle green way
  • Dajia old street
  • Dajia Jenn Lann Temple
  • Mazu Pilgrimage (彰化永安宮 - 彰化南瑤宮)
  • 4:00pm depart for Taipei
  • 7:00pm drop off at Taipei Main Station
March 27, 3rd day of festival
  • 9:20am meet up at Taipei Main Station
  • 9:40am departure
  • Mazu Pilgrimage (新港代天宮 - 新港奉天宮)
  • 4:30pm depart for Taipei
  • 8:00pm drop off at Taipei Main Station
March 29, 5th day of festival
  • 12:50pm meet up at Taipei Main Station
  • 1:10pm departure
  • Mazu Pilgrimage (西螺鎮南宮 - 西螺福興宮)
  • 8:30pm depart for Taipei
  • 11:00pm drop off at Taipei Main Station
March 30, 6th day of festival
  • 9:50am meet up at Taipei Main Station
  • 10:10am departure
  • Mazu Pilgrimage (埤頭合興宮 - 北斗奠安宮)
  • 7:00pm depart for Taipei
  • 9:30pm drop off at Taipei Main Station
April 1, 8th day of festival
  • 10:50am meet up at Taipei Main Station
  • 11:10am departure
  • Mazu Pilgrimage (沙鹿義聖宮 - 清水朝興宮)
  • 8:30pm depart for Taipei
  • 10:30pm drop off at Taipei Main Station
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please be sure to dress appropriately for this activity. You will be trekking and visiting temples, conservative outerwear that is suitable for both activities is required
  • Free food may be offered at temples and along the route and you can purchase snacks and refreshments along the way at stalls and convenience stores
  • You can ask the guide to opt-out of the return journey. Once you have signed the agreement to waive your return journey (no partial refund will be given for waiving your return jouney), you may stay in last stop. You are responsible for your own return transport to Taipei
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • This pilgrimage will require 3-4 hours of guided trekking, sometimes in rugged mountain terrain, please be sure to evaluate your physical fitness before you book
  • Please note that the meet up times are different for each day of the festival. Make sure you note the correct meet up time and arrive early at Taipei Main Station to locate the meet up point
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Please arrive early at the meet up point, North Exit 2 of Taipei Main Station (in station), the guide with a red vest will be waiting to collect the group there
Meet up time for each festival day
  • March 25: 7:20am / March 27: 9:20am / March 29: 12:50pm / March 30: 9:50am / April 1: 10:50am
Cancelation Policy
  • Final confirmation will be made 4 days before the travel date. Full refunds will be issued if the minimum participant quota is not reached
  • Once confirmed, no cancelations may be made.
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Reviews (1) 3.0
  • SU HUA 2 Apr 2017
    Tour guides and tour bus drivers are very good, but the main unit of the activities of the content is not very familiar with, let us spend a lot of time waiting, can not in-depth experience of this cultural journey
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