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Address: No.36, Sec. 3, Beisin Rd., Tamsui Dist, Xinbei 25150, Taiwan
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+886 2 2621 2759
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Lovely Temple, even without the Cherry Blossoms

During the Flower Festival, there is a special bus from Tamsui MTR to Tian Yuan Gong (天元宫) where cherry blossoms abound. The bus leaves at 30-minute intervals. The bus stops at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ale C
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During the Flower Festival, there is a special bus from Tamsui MTR to Tian Yuan Gong (天元宫) where cherry blossoms abound. The bus leaves at 30-minute intervals. The bus stops at the car park. Walk up the steps and you may spot some blooms to your left. Before long, you will see, looming ahead, a beautiful circular-shaped temple, not unlike... More 

Thank Ale C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

did some research and this place was said to be one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in early march. was there on 7th March 2017 but to my disappointment, all the trees were bare except for one which still had the cherry blossoms. still a nice place to visit and i managed to get a decent shot.... More 

2 Thank Weiling H
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Rode the bus, just need to walk a few steps further to the temple. Do look at the map posted to see where the cherry trees are... they are a bit further than we could tell when entering the grounds. Keep going up the hill behind the temple. The blossoms are already starting to bloom, but I'm sure they will... More 

Thank L H
Hong Kong, China
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

The temple is served by a tailor made bus route from Tansui metro station during the flower season. Can be crowded at times but your patience will be awarded by some gorgeous photos.

Thank Simpson L
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

I recommend this place if you wanna see beautiful cherry blossoms in Taiwan instead of going to Japan. It was my first time seeing so many cherry blossoms at one time and I was very excited. There were many vendors as well, so don't worry that you would have nothing to eat. However, it was really hard to park (both... More 

1 Thank Alicia L
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

The sakura was in full bloom and it was beautiful, perhaps even more so, in the misty weather. It was also fun to people watch - everyone was snapping photos of themselves (and their pets) with the sakura. Be warned though, that the toilets were rather filthy, and the queues, long.

Thank susrus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went to Tian Yuen temple specifically to see the cherry blossoms. It was the last weekend of the trees flowering hence it was packed with people. The nearest MRT is Danshui and there is a bus shuttle service directly to the temple- it's impossible to miss as the queues are long. There are 2 queues, the sitting queue (moves... More 

3 Thank Travelingjoys
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This temple located at the hill, where suitable for Sakura growth. Was here during the peak Sakura blossom time (march). There will be buses going to this temple periodically from Dan shui MRT station, with a fee of 15 twd per way. It was very crowded during noon and advisable to go there before 9am.

1 Thank AhMeng78
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

今年,在2月已經有些許櫻花迫不及待的現身了,但羞澀的吉野櫻還沒出現。 週末假日前往的話,建議清晨或傍晚人比較才會比較少,幽靜的天元宮與櫻花,真的是一個很美的地方推薦給大家。 It's a very beautiful place to see the cherry blossoms. You can take a free shuttle bus in Tamsui MRT station,or can take 875 bus to Tien Yuen Temple.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not only during the cherry blossom season, it is a temple unlike any other in Taiwan. Definitely worth a visit. For photos please go to the following link: http://totheeastaboutface.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/tian-yuen-temple-in-danshui-tamsui-%E6%B7%A1%E6%B0%B4%E5%A4%A9%E5%85%83%E5%AE%AE/

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