It has been widely recognized among people, regardless of their religious affiliation, that Taiwanese temple architecture is a monumental achievement of artistic value. Known for their exquisite design and craftsmanship, temples in Taiwan are usually nicely adorned with a beautiful roof, sunken panels, pillars, roof ridge, clay figurines, carvings, and paintings, etc. All of the details reflect a refined design concept which carries a load of philosophical implications. Located near the Linkou Interchange of Highway 1, Zhulinshan Temple is not only one of the primary sites for local religious beliefs but also a unique sightseeing spot in Northern Taiwan. As a masterpiece of a renowned architect, the religious building successfully retains the essence of traditional Taiwanese temple architecture. The traditional and natural beauty together makes the great edifice overwhelmingly magnificent and powerful. Opposite of the temple is a 20,000-ping (approximately 16-acre) “Zhulinshan Garden,” a beautiful landscaping yard designed with traditional Chinese garden concepts. The ample garden features a marble classical-style arch bridge which is nestled among lushly green vegetation and bushes. The boat garden design further emits rich classical beauty, making visitors feel like walking in a Chinese painting. Trees in the garden bloom vigorously all year round, with cherry trees being the dominant species. In springtime, the brilliant, splendid cherry blooms and rhododendrons always attract tens of thousands of visitors to appreciate their beauty. You can also find jades, antiques, and food being sold on the street beside the temple. If you are lucky enough, you will have a chance to eat the blessed noodles or fried rice noodles prepared by volunteer ladies on Sundays. The food is believed to keep you healthy and safe!
address：No. 325, Zhulin Rd., Jinghu Vil., Linkou Dist., New Taipei City 244, Taiwan (R.O.C.)