Zhonghe Hongludi (Earth God Temple)
The temple is a famous destination for enjoying the best skyline views at night, and is the most popular Earth God Temple for wealth wishing in northern Taiwan.
- The biggest Earth God statue in Taiwan and “a temple in a temple.”
- The best destination for seeing the New Taipei City skyline at night.
- The most popular Earth God Temple for wealth wishing in northern Taiwan.
- Opens 24 hour a day to visitors and worshippers.
- Near Chaicheng Trail and Nanshijiao Mountain.
Hongludi enshrines the Earth God, the fertility goddess, and the god of mountains in its main hall. God of Fortune Temple enshrines five different God of Wealth, the God of Culture and Literature, and Yuelao (God of Love and Marriage). Visitors can see the biggest statue of the Earth God in Taiwan here. Furthermore, if you walk up the stone stairs to the main hall, you will see the big ingot in the hand of the large 2 m-tall Earth God statue. The ingot has been touched so many times that it becomes smooth and shiny. It is said that touching the ingot will bring you luck with prosperity all year round!
* Friendly reminder: Because the main hall is built at higher ground, it is advised to park at the parking lot near the rear entrance when visiting with elders.
Origin of Hongludi
Hongludi is also called Nanshijiao Mountain (302m MSL). Nanshan Fude Temple was built by Chinese Zhangzhou immigrants. Nanshijiao was not developed at all then. It was meant to safeguard the surrounding areas by building the Fude Temple overlooking the Taipei basin. The temple was named Hongludi (literally “stove land” in Chinese) because the two peaks protruding from the rear left and right of the temple looked like a stove.
Praying to the Earth God at this Temple is allegedly very efficacious, more and more worshippers are thus attracted to visit this Temple. Almost everyone coming in this mountain is visiting the temple. This has caused an interesting phenomenon that the paths to the temple are built for the increasing worshippers later than the temple.
Mountain Hiking and Beautiful Scenery
Except praying for luck at the temple, visitors come to the scenery Hongludi for hiking. People can take Chaicheng Trail around, or the trail behind Fude Temple leading to Nanshijiao Mountain. Hikers can not only overlook the Dahan River and Xindian River in Taipei basin, and Guanyin Mountain, Datun Volcano Group as well as the estuary of Danshui River at the pavilion on the top of the mountain, but also Taipei 101 when it is clear.
Services & Facilities
- Parking Lot