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Shuangxi Shoushan Temple

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AddressNo. 45, Xiweiliao, Shuangxi District, New Taipei City
Tel886-2-24933518
Opening09:00~21:00
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Mazu Temples are generally built not far from the sea for people to pray for safety at sea, but "Shoushan Temple" in Shuangxi is rare that it is found in the mountains. Here, Mazu is worshipped, along with Guan Yu and Tudigong, with a history of more than 150 years; it is the main center of faith in Taiping. Every year on the 18th day of the second lunar calendar month, an annual event is held called "Welcome Mazu". It mobilizes the residents of the whole village and young people from other places to return home. It is the liveliest season in Taiping Village, which is usually quiet. The architecture of "Shoushan Temple" is unique. The main body of the temple is a stone temple built entirely of stone. After a rise in popularity and prosperity, a traditional temple was constructed; visitors can see the two styles of architecture at the same time when they come to visit.

Shuangxi "Shoushan Temple" is a century-old stone Mazu Temple hidden in the mountains. The fusion of two temple architectures that can be seen here is quite rare.

Shoushan Temple is located in the Weiliao area in the Taiping River. On the high hills of the Beishi River, the temple is dominated by Mazu, with Guan Yu and Tudigong, as the religious center of Taiping. The temple was built in the Qing Dynasty (1860) and is more than 150 years old. In the old days, it was owned by Wenshan Fort. It was only till the reign of the Japanese rule that it was placed under the Sancha Fort. Later, it was to Shuangxi Village. Today, the plaque donated by Wenshan Fort is still visible in the temple.
It is rumored that in the past, the villagers welcomed Mazu, played games, and built a grass temple with the Xinshe Mazu Temple (now Gongliao Xinshe Ciren Temple). After that, the gods revealed that they would not leave, but stay in the local area, and became the reason for the founding of the temple. After many reconstructions and expansions, in 1988 it was renovated into what it is today.