If you think that New Taipei City is merely a city jammed with crowds and congested traffic; well you are completely mistaken! This article will show you some historic spots from where you can embark on a time-travel journey and appreciate the wonders of history.
汐止拱北殿 | Xizhi Gongbei Temple
Gongbei Temple is not only a century-old temple but also a religious center for the local residents. Simply and elegantly-designed, the Temple features a Torii-like entrance, which perfectly demonstrates a charming combination of Chinese and Japanese elements.
From late November to December, Gongbei Temple attracts countless visitors as the maple trees turn red. The leaves of maple trees slowly fall on your shoulders as the wind goes by. This is the perfect spot to experience the beauty of autumn without traveling to Japan.
地址｜How to get there ：新北市汐止區汐萬路三段888號｜No. 888, Sec. 3, Xiwan Rd., Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City | 電話｜Phone: 02-2646-1878
黃金神社遺蹟｜Jinguashi Shinto Shrine
When the mining business started to kick off in Jinguashi, the area was often haunted and ransacked by bandits, spreading a moment of panic among the locals.
To comfort the people, Jinguashi Shinto Shrine was built in 1898 at the eastern end of Jinguashi. The shrine stood the test of time and war, enabling people to admire such monumental ruins.
地址｜How to get there ：新北市瑞芳區金光路8號｜No. 8, Jinguang Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City | 電話｜Phone: 02-2496-2800
水湳洞陰陽海 ｜Shuei Nan Dong Yin Yang Sea
Due to its natural mineral pyrites, Yin Yang Sea renders the color of half gold and half blue, which is known as “nature’s color palette.”
In particular, the U-shaped rock has become an #Instaworthy spot because of the majestic view that offers. Thanks to the peculiar shape, it also earns a cute nickname as “ the Wolf and little goats.”
地址｜How to get there ：新北市瑞芳區濓新里｜Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City