- An array of sails harbor in Xinzhuang Port, and a thousand lights illuminate the streets of the bustling city
- Walk into the ancient temples on the old street for worship and prayers
- Savor the signature dessert of the old street at a hundred-year-old bakery – rye bread
- Visit Crescent Bridge on the way and take a walk along the banks of the Dahan River.
The old street guarded by numerous gods
Guarded by numerous gods, the Xinzhuang Temple Street Business Circle features various ancient temples thriving with incense, witnessing the rise and fall of Xinzhuang over the past few centuries. It is also an important cultural heritage site of New Taipei City. Among the temples in this business circle, Guangfu Temple is designated as a national historic site, while Ciyou Temple, Wusheng Temple, and Wenchang Temple are designated as municipal historic sites. All of these temples serve as important centers of faith in Xinzhuang. Besides shopping, when you come to Xinzhuang, do not forget to visit these temples, light incense, and pray for the well-being of your family and the peace and prosperity of the nation.
The aroma fills in the air in front of the temple
The historical allure of the Xinzhuang Temple Street Business Circle lies deep within its essence: the century-old alleys and shops, including the rice market street, theater alley, and blacksmith shop, exude the unique smells and sounds distinctive to this old street. At night, the Xinzhuang Temple Street Business Circle transforms into a bustling night market with stalls selling tantalizing foods such as spring rolls (Lumpia), Mongolian barbecue, pickled cucumber pork on rice, and red yeast rice meat ball (Bawan). With the wafting steam and aroma rising in front of this century-old temple, each food stall offers visitors enduring and delicious flavors that stand the test of time.
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Mt. Xiaozi Trail
Situated between Jingtong Station and Pingxi Station of the Pingxi Branch Line, Mt. Xiaozi is not as tall as the other mountains, but its steep stone steps are not negligible. The most adventurous route when climbing Mt. Xiaoxi is the last way to the summit on the suspended steel ladder. Once successfully climbing up this near-vertical rock walls, tourists can take a bird's-eye view over the entire Keelung River Valley. Due to its being surrounded by mountains, there are about 20 hilltops in the neighborhood, that's why it won its name as Mt. Twenty-Four Filial; and because its mountain shape is very similar to China's Mt. Huangshan, so Mt. Xiaozi is also nicknamed as the "Small Huangshan."