Tainan felt like Temple City. If I peeked down a narrow lane there was bound to be a temple packed between buildings. If not, I only had to search the street I walked along and I was bound to spot a shrine.
One such temple was Grand Matsu Temple, where The Heavenly God Mother, Mother Mazu was worshipped (the most worshipped god in Taiwanese society). The temple was constructed in 1684 and as I wound my way through clouds of incense, it felt a little like a maze.
I would have liked to have explored this temple and others more, but too many worshippers carried incense sticks to purify themselves, and the aroma became too potent for me.