San Zhi Shell Temple

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San Zhi Shell Temple
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Neighborhood: Sanzhi / Shimen District
Neighboring mountains and sea shores, the natural environment is beautiful with natural Baisha (White Sand) Bay formed by Cape Fugui and Cape Linshanbi. The coast is clear and shallow as a mirror with dunes dotting the beach. The uncanny natural sceneries are a result of early volcanic eruptions. The running lavas cooled to form the unique trench landscape of the famous Laomei Green Reef in April and May, within Shimen. The rock trenches are covered in green algae, forming breathtaking emerald green wonders and landscapes. Sanzhi, with its crescent-shaped beach coastal scenery, crystal blue ocean and clean white clouds creates a south island atmosphere unique to summer. Taste the delicious meals on banks in nearby feature cafes and enjoy the soft blow of light winds. Every year during autumn harvest, the “Water Bamboo Festival” is held for the Sanzhi feature farm produce. There will be DIY experiences, and kitchen events acting as a farmer for the day, not only getting to know the Sanzhi water bamboo but also tasting creative dishes!

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JustWonder
Singapore, Singapore92 contributions
Astonishing workmanship with different seashells and coral
Oct 2018 • Family
Need to hire taxi or private transport to get up there. But it is really worth the trip. Guide told us if we come during March where all the sakura bloom the road toward the temple is beautiful.
Written November 3, 2018
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UglyCrazyPiggy
Bangkok, Thailand84 contributions
Beautiful Temple
Apr 2018
The Temple located on the hill top not at the sea but the temple had made from sea shells. The temple has a beautiful sea shells tunnel inside.
Written May 19, 2018
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Humanitas D
51 contributions
Where they got the shells and corals?
Feb 2016 • Couples
This is a temple in which everything is covered by shells or corals, whose total number has to be at least hundreds of millions. It is extremely unique. One problem is that it's unbearably kitschy. The other, more importantly, is that it is environmentally hostile. It is already forbidden to harvest coral in Taiwan. When I asked them where they got the shells and corals from, they just casually said that they were imported, as if ruining someone else's backyard is less of a sin. They are also aggressively collecting money to build a larger one, also of shells. I don't think that should be encouraged.
Written February 25, 2016
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Astrawhatandahalf
Taipei, Taiwan2,092 contributions
Seashell temple_Impressive decorative art work
Sep 2015 • Friends
The seashell temple in San Chih of new Taipei city, is well known for seeking wealth and prosperous. The whole temple is covered with seashells and coral, rich in folk story elements. There is a small walkway called 18 Arhats cave that's built inside the temple, it's mandatory to burn incense and worship the gods before entering the cave. It's not so easy to find because the directions are not very clear, it's best to get the exact location before you head over.
Written September 18, 2015
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Mcflick89
Singapore, Singapore69 contributions
This place is way beautiful!
This temple is located high up in the mountains. The temple is built using sea shells. Words can't describe how magnificent this temple is. This place is not popular among tourists so you might need to get a local taxi driver to send you there. The staff at the temple were also very friendly and nice! Highly recommended to visit!
Written December 30, 2014
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