.Sansia Tsu Shi Temple

.Sansia Tsu Shi Temple, Sanxia: Hours, Address, .Sansia Tsu Shi Temple Reviews: 4.5/5

.Sansia Tsu Shi Temple
4.5
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Sanxia / Yingge District
Yingge, with a 200-year history in pottery, is one of the earliest settlements of Taiwan, thus earning the reputation of “Taiwan’s Jingdezhen”. Constructed with exposed concrete and steel structures, the Yingge Ceramics Museum is a landmark presenting rustic beauty. Walk into Yingge Old Street and feel the pieces of brick and tiles lightly emitting a historical and cultural atmosphere. Stroke the potteries to sympathize with the hundred-year-old artistic essence by aged masters. Reputed as the hall of eastern art, “Sanxia Zushi (Divine Ancestor) Temple is a temple built with an ancient technique. The groups of bygone architectures and baroque-style plaques of Sanxia Old Street still retain their former self. Once known as Sanjiaoyong street, Minquan street used to be the gathering grounds of the once-prosperous cloth dying industry. The Sanxia Dye Workshop was established to keep the blue-dye culture from disappearing. Visit this little village of art to delicately experience local humanities and scenic nature.Visit a small town rich with arts and experience local cultural features and natural landscapes in detail!

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tsai95862016
Orange County, CA480 contributions
Historical temple
Jun 2019 • Family
This temple is one of the four famous ChingShui Monk Temples!
First built in 1767, private teaching was giving in 1813. First renovated after earthquake in 1833, 2nd renovation was done in 1899 from wreckage by Japanese.
1947 started another renovation after World War II.
People warships ChingShui Monk because he had so many good deeds before and after his passing!
This one in SanXia as same as others has incredible stone, wood carving! That is part of why people must preserve the landmark as well as its history.
Written June 29, 2019
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Heng
Singapore, Singapore3,530 contributions
Must visit
Jun 2019 • Family
There are only two types of visitors here - those who are here to worship or those who are here for the architecture. Be one of these two.
Written June 18, 2019
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan11,002 contributions
Beautiful decoration
Jun 2019 • Solo
Tsu Shi Temple is a temple which is located near Sanxia Old Street. Since Sanxia is a small town, it is very easy to find. What is remarkable is the decoration of this temple. Sculptures on columns are just admirable.
Written June 3, 2019
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,576 contributions
Beautiful old temple
Jan 2019 • Couples
The visit was included in Free tour from a/p. It was so different from the Taipei we knew! Must be visited to get the right impression of the city.
Written February 7, 2019
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,123 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2017 • Friends
This is absolutely one of the most beautiful temples in Taiwan. If you happen to be in Taipei, make the day trip to see this temple. There is a lot of detail in the carvings all over the building and you can combine this with Sansia old street.
Written February 1, 2018
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David H
Union City, CA8,033 contributions
古廟建築
Jul 2017 • Couples
This temple is famous for its architecture and a lot of Japanese like to sightsee and watch it very closely. Actually, different to most temples in Taiwan , the sculptures are very sophisticated and detailed. The poles, the roof and in between all are very beautifully done. It is indeed, a master piece and should be kept well and forever.
Written December 21, 2017
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armchairastronaut
tasmania174 contributions
Beautiful Zushi Temple, Sanxia Old St, New Taipei City
Nov 2017 • Solo
The Tourist Information desk at Taipei Main Station wrote out which platform and train number to catch to get to Yingge. Train ride took about 30 mins and 5 or 6 stops, very easy & cheap to pay with my Easycard.

Caught a taxi outside the Yingge train station to Sanxia Old Street, approx $8 Aus & took 15 minutes. Asked my hotel reception staff to write both towns & temple in Chinese, so very easy to show the taxi driver.

There is a small but colourful temple at the beginning of Sanxia Old Street, but the main Zushi Temple is down a side street, plenty of signage.

The temple roof decorations are a little bit faded, but still stunning. I particularly like the dragons. Famous artist Li Meishu spent over 30 years carving the beautiful stone pillars and other artworks. Plenty of worshippers so just had to be respectful & wait to take photos. Ornate & colourful ceilings.

Courtyard at front of temple has circular seats around 2 large trees, very enjoyable to just sit, return smiles with the locals & take in the view. There is a bakery that sells the local horned pastries, cheap & tasty snack. Also other food vendors lining the street, tried the caramelised sweet potato, delicious.

Spent about 1 1/2 hours at the temple, then wandered down Sanxia Old St, plenty of shops & bakeries, but oddly, no where to buy bottled water. Ended up buying a bottle from the florist.

Very hard to find a taxi to take me back to Yingge, a kind stinky tofu vendor called a taxi for me, but when it didn't arrive, arranged for his friend/family member to drive me, same price as taxi. I found Taiwanese people are always happy to help you if they can.
There is a bus between towns but didn't know where to catch it. Should have looked that up first.

This temple is a little out of the way, but worth it. Possible the best temple I visited while in Taiwan and the locals are helpful & kind. A wonderful trip.
Written December 20, 2017
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Malcolm
Jerusalem, Israel1,218 contributions
Very nice
May 2017 • Couples
If you didnt see enough temples in Taipe go to see the Chingshui Temple. Its very coulerfull and interesting.
Written May 17, 2017
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aphpixels
960 contributions
Intricate Carved Detailing
Mar 2017 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful old Taoist temple with lots of intricately carved stone details throughout.

The temple has been reconstructed three times with it's origins dating back to the 18th century.

Pictures don't do the details justice - definitely worth a visit to fully appreciate the level of craftsmanship gone into it.
Written April 21, 2017
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Taipei921
Singapore160 contributions
Nice Temple Architecture
Dec 2016 • Family
It is a interesting temple, which is located right at the center of the township. Thus, you can see the importance of this temple to the residents there.

It is huge and the worshippers there are feverent in their prayers and beliefs. The classic chinese architecture are in abundance here, and the intricate dragon motiffs are lovingly carved onto every columns. This is soon to be a lost art, as many artistes are dying and not many are picking up the skills. The spiralling incense smoke picks up the sun rays striking the courtyard, and the huge imposing bronze cauldrons struck with hundred of incense, adds to its solemnity. The deities worshipped here are deeply rooted in folklore and religion, and its relevance are not to be denied.

Note: As with any place of worship, please respect the solemnity of the place and deities worhsipped there. You can use the toilet there for free. It is well maintained and frankly, not many public toilets are available, so make a stop if you are intending to spend some time on the promenade and on the bridges.
Written February 5, 2017
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