Cheng Ho. Chinese Exploration. What do you remember about China during the 1300-1500’s?. One of the most powerful empires. The emperor of the Ming Dynasty had Cheng Ho lead a series of expeditions to ports all over the Indian Ocean
Temples have been built to enable people to worship him as a deity by not only the Chinese but also other ethnic groups. One reason is that he was a Muslim and he distinguished himself by not imposing his own religious persuasion on people of other faiths. Cheng Ho built many temples especially Mazu ( 妈祖 Goddess of the Sea) temples.