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Temple of Eighteen Deities (Shi Ba Wang Gong)

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The 18 Lords Temple is known for responding to believers’ wishes in northern Taiwan. However, recently it has become even more famous for a loyal dog hailed as the “Hachiko of Taiwan.” Many visitors have come here for the 10-meter-tall dog sculpture, which serves as a salient landmark today.

While the curious come here for the legendary dog and perhaps some blessings, others are drawn by the aroma of food. Steamed dumplings are an example. It is said that in early days people used dumplings to invoke blessings during sailing trips, because they were easy to carry. Peanuts, pickled vegetables, Chinese mushrooms and braised pork might sound like an ordinary combination to the locals, but they taste exceptionally good. The dumplings are must-buy if you ever visit the North Coast.

Fun Facts

The Shi-ba-wang-gong Temple celebrates its anniversary on September 9 of the Chinese lunar calendar every year. It is one of the most famous temples worshipping “wandering ghosts (You Ying Gong)” in northern Taiwan.

Travel Info

  • Add:No.1-1, Alibang, Qianhua Village, Shimen District, New Taipei City
  • Opening Hours:24 hours
  • Credit Card:No

Traffic Info

  • Keelung Bus:Tel: 0800-588-010、886-2- 2432-3185、886-2-2433-6111
  • Danshui Bus(Tamsui Bus):Tel: 0800-002-277、886-2- 2621-3340

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Last updated:2021-02-17
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  • Office (Baisha Bay Visitor Center)
  • No.33-6, Xiayuankeng, Demao Village, Shimen District, New Taipei City, 25341 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5100
  • Fax: 886-2-2636-6675
  • Sanzhi Visitor Center
  • No.164-2, Putoukeng, Puping Village, Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, 25245 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-8635-5143
  • Fax: 886-2-8635-3748
  • Jinshan Visitor Center (Yehliu Service station)
  • No.171-2, Huanggang Rd., Jinshan District, New Taipei City, 20844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2498-8980
  • Fax: 886-2-2498-5290
  • Yehliu Visitor Center
  • No.167-1, Gangdong Rd., Yehliu village, Wanli District, New Taipei City, 20744 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2492-2016
  • Fax: 886-2-2492-4519
  • Heping Island Visitor Center
  • No.360, Ping 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City, 20247 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2463-5452
  • Fax: 886-2-2463-6987
  • Guanyinshan Visitor Center (Guanyinshan Service station)
  • No.130, Sec. 3, Lingyun Rd., Wugu District, New Taipei City, 24844 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2292-8888
  • Fax: 886-2-2291-9444
  • Jhongjiao Bay Visitor Center
  • No. 180-3, Haixing Rd., Jinshan Dist., New Taipei City,208003 googlemap
  • Phone: 886-2-2408-2319



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