The Hexing Temple was built during the reign of Emperor Jiaqing of the Qing Dynasty, and has experienced many times of reconstruction. The Temple still retains the ancient artifacts from the Qing Dynasty (AD1743).
The Temple has an unexploded bomb, which is the great treasure of Hexing Temple. There is a local legend that is about the bomb and Mazu. Once when the Us army dropped bombs on Taiwan in 1944, and one of them fall nearby the Temple. The bomb was never exploded because a woman wearing a red dress and bound feet caught it, and residents all believed that woman was Mazu. After the incident, the finger of Mazu statue was broken and couldn’t be repaired till residents asked Mazu devoutly. The bomb was found in later years and clearly checked by the military, which now becomes a scenic spot at Hexing Temple.
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