Cihou Tianhou Temple bears witness to Takao’s development from fishing village to international port, and is one of the oldest temples in Kaohsiung. Built during the Kingdom of Tungning, fishermen settled in the Cihou area and welcomed Mazu from Meizhou Island to Taiwan. At present, Tianhou Temple has two main halls and two side wings and is a demonstration of early post-war reconstruction. The mixed brick, wood, and stone structure is even more impressive due to an elevated foundation. Tiled roofs surround the temple square and adorn the main hall with dovetailed ridges, while the worship hall and both side wings feature horseback ridged roofs with an uplifted curve and interlocking height that reveal traditional architectural aesthetics. The detailed decor includes Zhang Mu-cheng's stone carvings, Chen Yu-feng's paintings, Ye Jin-yi's mosaics, among other masterpieces. The temple square entrance carvings used elegant pastel colors that bring details to life. Additionally, an insignia embossed on the wall of the main hall of the depict ranunculus leaves, characteristically exhibiting the influence of foreign cultures.