Zhulinshan Guanyin Temple
Admire the magnificence of Minnan style palace architecture and exquisite religious art.
- From February to March is the cherry blossom season, and the best time to prayer and cherry blossom viewing.
- The glittering main hall and exterior are the spots not to be missed.
- A place to pray for career or academic success.
Zhulinshan Guanyin Temple features the traditional Minnan architectural style of China, and preserves the essence of Taiwanese folk art, in which insects, fish, birds and other animals as well as people and flowers are displayed in exquisite and elegant wood and stone carvings.
As you enter the main hall, don’t forget to look up at the magnificent beams that are covered with gold foil. The main hall’s giant pillars and altar are made of Taiwan cypress, and a total of 38 giant Taiwan cypress were used in the entire temple, including an approximately 15-meter- long beam that spans the main hall. The cypress logs are connected by mortise and tenon, showing the extraordinary skill of the craftsmen at that time.
Besides the beautiful architecture, the pink cherry and azalea blossoms in the spring make the Temple even more gorgeous. Take some nice photos in the courtyard decorated with Japanese stone lanterns and lion-dogs, and immerse yourself in a Japanese ambience without having to go abroad.
Services & Facilities
- Bus Station
- Parking Lot
How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Tamsui Ferry Pier
Taking a walk or resting by the wharf at dusk, you will see the sunset, a few boats moving along the river, and Guanyin Mountain in the background. It is like looking at a grand scenery painting. It is quite convenient to take the ferry to head to Bali or go to the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf.
DaCuKeng Historic Trail
There are several historic trails in Shuinandong, Jinguashi, and Jiufen area. Tourists may enjoy the historic atmosphere and natural scenery along these trails. DaCuKeng area is Wu, Nian-Zhen's hometown. He is a famous movie director in Taiwan. DaCuKeng Historic Trail tells history of past prosperity and present decline.The starting point of the DaCuKeng Historic Trail is close to 15 kilometer mark on 102 Country Road. And it ends at North 37 Country Road (RuiHou Road). DaCuKeng Historic Trail can connect to Chintzupei Scenic Trail. Tourists may walk along the Chintzupei Scenic Trail from HouDong to DaCuKeng Historic Trail.The total distance of the trail is approximately 4 kilometers. Tourists can walk along the bridge to the valley. There are several abandoned villages and houses. It was the famous DaCuKeng village. The abandoned school is DaShan elementary school. There are only remains now.