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Yuanshan Water Shrine 圓山水神社

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Yuanshan Water Shrine is located directly opposite MRT Jiantan Station and next to the Yangming District Business Office of Taipei Water Department. Following the cement steps, the Yuanshan Water Shrine can be seen next to a reservoir. The original stone lanterns, the stele marking the name of the shrine, the hand cleaning basin and a pair of Guardian Lion-Dogs guarding the shrine are preserved. The shrine was built during the Japanese Colonial Period; its layout is largely intact. It is conveniently located near MRT Jiantan Station. However, because this place is a well-kept secret, the Shrine has few visitors. There is also the Yuanshan Reservoir sitting on higher ground, which is an important water conservancy stage of the Grass Mountain Waterway System. Even though Yuanshan Water Shrine is only a street block away from the Shilin commercial district, it is a very quiet place filled with a primitive, simple, mysterious and yet comfortable ambience.


Historic Sites Religious Venues Outing Locations
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Taipei Water Department
Phone Number
No. 82-1, Sec. 5, Zhongshan N. Rd. (The back hillside next to the Yangming District Business Office of Taipei Water Department), Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Open all day

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Jiantan

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  • FyingKiwi

    Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda

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    A Secluded Shrine


    Given that it is tucked away in a corner, well away from any general public areas, it is probably a shrine that is not only not well known, but also little visited. Going by the offerings left on the shrine however, it must be assumed that either the deity which is being worshipped, or the devotee(s), have a real penchant for alcohol.
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    Kaohsiung, Taiwán

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