By the harbour of Suao (蘇澳), there’s a temple for the godden goddess of the sea Mazu (金媽祖). The statue is made entirely of gold. There was another statue made entirely of jade.
The Golden Mazu (Goddess of Sea). It was such a big thing when they were able to ship this golden statue across the Taiwan Strait (nicknamed the Black Ditch/Channel because it was infamous for its notorious waves and the number of boat disappearance and deaths) from the Fujian coast.
View from the balcony to the Suao fishing village.