Jinshan District, New Taipei
Jinshan District in New Taipei City
|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Special municipality||New Taipei City (新北市)|
|• Total||49.21 km2 (19.00 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (CST)|
|Literal meaning||Golden Mountain|
Jinshan District (Chinese: 金山區) is a rural district on the coast in northern New Taipei, Taiwan. The district draws many visitors each year because of its hot springs and its proximity to Chin Pao San and the Ju Ming Museum. The district is home to the Dharma Drum Buddhist College, an institution of higher learning founded by Dharma Drum Mountain monastics devoted to the principles of Zen Buddhism.
This area was originally a Ketagalan settlement, called "Ki-ppare" (Basay: Quimourije), meaning "bumper harvest". This was later adapted as Kimpauli (金包里; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kim-pau-lí), the choice of characters perhaps influenced by the discovery of golden dust in the Sulfur creeks. In 1920 during Japanese rule, the area was renamed Kanayama Village (金山庄), Kīrun District (基隆郡), Taihoku Prefecture.
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- Lee Hong-chi, actor
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