Xianse Temple

Sanchong Religious Sites

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AddressNo.77, Wuguwang N. St., Sanchong Dist., New Taipei City
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Xianse Temple is commonly known as Wuguwang Temple, it is a municipal historic monument in Erchongpu in Sanchong Dist., New Taipei City. The original Xianse Temple was constructed in 1755 (year 20 of Qianlong Emperor’s reign in the Qing Dynasty) near Touqian Village, Xinzhuang, due to repeated flooding of Tamsui River, it was relocated to Sankandian (riverside near the border of Xinzhuang and Sanchong, behind the modern day Ginling Girls’ High School. Subsequently, it was relocated again to Wuguwang N. St., Erchongpu in Sanchong Dist., making it the oldest temple in Sanchong District. The geographic name “Wuguwang” was also derived from the temple.