Sanxia Tours

Sanxia
Sanxia is a small traditional town situated just outside the suburban area of Taipei, close to the town of Yingge. The town attracts visitors who come to see Sanxia Old Street, as well as a wide selection of galleries and temples in and around the area.

Sanxia (meaning “three gorges”) was once an important distribution hub. As it developed as a base for production, the streets became lined with shops selling dyes, tea, and manufacturing materials. Although the town is no longer the economic powerhouse it once was, remnants of its past remain, particularly along Sanxia Old Street, which retains its unique colonial Japanese architecture from the early 20th century. This street is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful old streets it Taiwan. The restaurants here offer a place for visitors to refuel and soak up the atmosphere, while the shops sell everything from ceramics to souvenirs.

Sanxia is also home to some significant temples, of which the Zushi Temple stands out for its sheer aesthetic beauty. Built in 1767 by immigrants from the Fujian province in China, all the temple’s walls and columns are sculpted from stone, with both ancient and modern styles evident in the building’s detail.

Practical Info

From Taipei, Sanxia can be reached easily by bus, with many serving the town. Sanxia does not have its own train station, but is accessible by local bus from Yingge Train Station just across the river. For the best atmosphere, it’s recommended to visit Sanxia Old Street during the weekend.
Address: Sanxia District, New Taipei, Taiwan
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Yingge and Sansia Half-Day Folk Arts Tour from Taipei

Discover two cultural gems in Taiwan’s crown on this half-day Yingge and Sansia folk arts tour from Taipei. Explore the town of Yingge with your guide and gain insight into Taiwan’s pottery-making heritage. Admire hand-painted replicas of beautiful Ming vases and watch artisan potters at a local pottery factory. Visit the 19th-century Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple in Sansia. Marvel at the impressive wood carvings you find and learn of the temple’s checkered past. Then, follow your guide through Sansia’s streets, where wood carvings and stone sculptures adorn the buildings. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Self-Guided Tour With Private Transfer: Be Around With Fireflies And Tung Blossom

Have you ever seen fireflies dancing on flowers? April and May are the best season to see fireflies and Tung Flowers in Taiwan. In this self-guided tour is going to take you to Sanxia District (1 hour driving distance away from Taipei city) to see the beautiful natures in some private area. Put on your comfortable shoes and prepare your camera, and go to visit the firefly paradise and enjoy the lovely Tung Blossom Festival! This surely is a fun tour for nature lovers and shutterbugs.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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