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 1-Day Tour to Pray for Wellbeing


In the past, Sanxia’s major trades were tea making, dyeing, and camphor, with the San-kak-éng Street (Sanxia Old Street now) as the transaction center. The goods were transported to the harbors via the canals. In the heydays, there were about 60 ships sailing along the canals. As it developed in the early times, the architectures and traditional cultures passed down to us allow us to feel the past prosperity of town.



Sanxia History Museum

The building of the History Museum itself is an attractive historic building. Inside the building, the history of San-kak-éng is exhibited to allow people better understand the development of Sanshai. In this place, you can understand the “blue dye culture” of this town. In addition, you can try it out yourself, dyeing your own blue dye garment. Visit Sanxia History Museum and you will have better understanding of this place.

Address: No.18, Zhongshan Rd., Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City 237, Taiwan

Sanxia Cingshuei Zushih Temple

Originally called Changfu Yan, Sanxia Zushih Temple has been the center of belief of local people since mid-Qing Dynasty. After refurbishing two times, the third renovation was designed by Li Mei-shu, a renowned painter. With his dream, he restored the temple by introducing many new construction methods. Learning from the merits of Japanese and European architecture, he added many engravings and ornaments to the temple. All the themes of the art works were adapted from Chinese and Taiwanese classics and folklore. No wonder people praise it as the hall of art. In ordinary times, the temple is always packed with worshippers. In the 6th day of the First month of the Lunar Calendar, there is a swine contest to celebrate the birthday of the master. On that occasion, the temple and its square is packed by worshipers and visitors, adding much festive mood to the neighborhood. The farmers of the swine that win the contest take the pig on tour to show respect and offer the swine to the god. It is said that if people touch the swine’s hair, they will become wiser. Those that touch its nose will enjoy peace and happiness throughout the year. Meanwhile, people that eat the pork will have good luck all year round. We welcome you all to join this festival during the Chinese New Year.

Address:No.1, Changfu St., Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City 237, Taiwan

Sanxia Old Street

During holidays, Sanxia Old Street is always packed with visitors. On the street, there are many old buildings built in the period of the Japanese rule. Blending Baroque style with southern Fujianese design, these buildings are archaic and magnificent. On their walls, carved patterns and pictures tell people of their past glories. In the street everything, such as sewer covers, door plates, sign boards, and stalls, is nostalgic. Walking into the street, visitors seem to travel through time to see is past. In the Old Street, many gourmet snacks, such as pork chop rice, ice soy pudding, ice cream, pork blood pudding, croissants, and more, are served. You won’t want to miss them.

Address:Minquan St., Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City 237, Taiwan


Sanxia Xingxiu Temple

Related to Xingtian Temple in Taipei, Xingxiu Temple is located on the slope of Baiji Shan, surrounded by trees and grasses. Although visitors need to take some stairs to visit this temple, the tranquility, fresh air, and magnificent views there soothe people’s tiredness. Behind the temple, there is a cedar wood, in which flowers and plants are grown. In spring, azaleas bloom; in winter, plums and blossom. No wonder it is regarded as one of the Sanxia’s Five Magnificent Landscapes. The temple mainly worships Guanti (aka En Chu Kong). The main hall of the temple is tall and grand, supported by round pillars. With a simple appearance, it looks splendid. A reminder for visitors: please prepare vegan offerings if you want to worship the deity. Due to environmental reasons, paper offerings are no longer burnt here. There is a free counseling service everyday from 11:20am to 4:00 pm. On the foot hill, there is a commercial circle, in which many gourmet local snacks are served. It is suggested to take a rest there and enjoy the good food.

Address:No.155, Baiji, Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City 237, Taiwan