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Temple of Eighteen Deities (Shi Ba Wang Gong)

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This temple was built in the late 19th century. Legend has it that around 1875, a ship carrying 17 businessmen and a dog capsized, and everybody drowned, except the dog. They were carried by the currents to this area, and were found by the local fishermen. Surprisingly, after being saved, the dog threw itself into the sea and drowned, an act believed by the fishermen to be "loyalty to its master.'' The fishermen buried the 18 bodies together, and were said to have been able to make good catches every time they put to sea since then. Later, they built a temple to worship the ''18 Deities" to show their gratitude for the blessings. This temple has long been one of the most frequently-visited temples by believers in northern Taiwan. The rice dumplings sold in this area are especially tasty, and have become a famous local specialty.

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:
    1. Tel: 0800-588-010、886-2- 2432-3185、886-2-2433-6111
    2. Website
  • Danshui Bus(Tansui Bus):
    1. Tel: 0800-002-277、886-2- 2621-3340
    2. Website

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Last updated:2017-11-02
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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