Xiahai Chenghuang Temple

Xiahai Chenghuang Temple, Ruifang

Xiahai Chenghuang Temple
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Neighborhood: Ruifan District
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu (ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall. Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels, it is like a beautiful palace that was deserted, earning it the name of “Potala Palace of the Mountain Mines”. Probing forward to the mouth of the river is the considerably distinguished Yinyang Sea, with its half gold half bluish green spectacle inspiring countless imaginations of romance. Walking along the streets of the meandering old streets of Jiufen and tasting the various kinds of authentic eateries is the love of tourists. Stepping into the Golden Museum, one can glimpse the historical traces of the mining industry culture, reminiscing of past glories from its museum, living quarters, and shrine remains. The unassuming mountain city of Houtong used to be a mining village. With the call of cat lovers, volunteer groups were established to create a friendly environment for cats and turned Houtong into a cat village for cat lovers.

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bcheong
Singapore, Singapore25,751 contributions
Justice
May 2019 • Couples
A striking temple in jiufen, dating back almost 100 years. For the chenghuang diety, or god of justice
Written May 12, 2019
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,554 contributions
13 in a dozen
Aug 2018 • Couples
it's a nice temple but one of which there are 13 in a dozen: nothing special. and to avoid when having seen tens of temples before
Written August 24, 2018
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Travellover6128
San Francisco, CA3,092 contributions
Nice temple within the town
Apr 2018 • Couples
Although the outside of the temple is very imposing and large, the inside is quite small. It was great to take picture of the impressive roof, against the beautiful coastal backdrop.
Written April 17, 2018
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kharavas c
Bangkok, Thailand398 contributions
Speechless moment
Jul 2017 • Friends
I really enjoyed scenic sunset and intricate rooftop of Xiahai Chenghuang Temple with the villages on the hillside along the shores of Taiwan on the East China Sea. It was like dreamy moment!
Written July 14, 2017
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travellistics
Monterrey, Mexico1,151 contributions
Nice Temple in Jiufen
Apr 2017 • Family
It is located right infront of the tourist parking lot so if you are heading to Jiufen
Old Town it is most likely you'll be dropped here. So it's worth a quick visit.
Written April 21, 2017
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