Sanxia District

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Sanxia District
Sanxia Township 三峽 - panoramio.jpg
Location of Sanxia in New Taipei City
Location of Sanxia in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 24°56′00″N 121°22′00″E / 24.93333°N 121.36667°E / 24.93333; 121.36667Coordinates: 24°56′00″N 121°22′00″E / 24.93333°N 121.36667°E / 24.93333; 121.36667
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipalityNew Taipei City
 • Mayor陳健民[1]
 • Total191.45 km2 (73.92 sq mi)
(January 2016)
 • Total112,775
 • Density531.9/km2 (1,378/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
ZIP code
Area code(s)02
Sanxia District
Traditional Chinese三峽

Sanxia District (Chinese: 三峽區; Hanyu Pinyin: Sānxiá Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Sansiá Cyu) is an urban district in the southwestern part of New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the second largest district in New Taipei City after Wulai District.


The old name of Sanxia, Sa-kak-eng (Chinese: 三角湧; pinyin: Sānjiǎoyǒng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Saⁿ-kak-éng; literally: "triangular surge") refers to the meeting of the Dahan River, Sansia River, and Horizontal River [zh]. In 1920, Taiwan's Japanese government administratively designated the town as Sankyō (Japanese: 三峽, lit. Three Gorges), Kaizan District, Taihoku Prefecture.


It has an area of 191.45 km² and a population of 101,839 (May 2010).

Government institutions[edit]

Sanxia District office



Senior High schools

  • Mingde High school (市立明德高中)
  • Tsz-Shiou Senior High school (辭修高中)

Junior High schools

  • Sanxia Junior High school (市立三峽國中)
  • Anxi Junior High school (市立安溪國中)


  • National Academy for Educational Research Preparatory office-Planning Objectives

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Zushi Temple - The most important religious site in Sanxia. Originally built in 1769 by Fukienese immigrants to Taiwan, it has been rebuilt three times, of which the last effort (beginning 1947) is the masterpiece of renown Taiwanese artist Li Mei-shu. It is considered by many to be the most intricately sculpted temple in Taiwan.
  • Sanxia Old Street - A business street built during the Japanese rule, it is a very well preserved example of Japanese colonial architecture of the time. The street features stores selling art, ceramics, and local specialty foods (most notably Bull Horn Croissants).
  • Historical Relic Hall (三峽區歷史文物館) - preserves artistic and cultural artifacts from Sanxia's past.
  • New Taipei City Hakka Museum - the largest Hakka cultural center in Taiwan exhibiting the culture, history, and influence of the Hakka people in Taiwan and abroad.
  • Li Mei-shu Memorial Gallery
  • Sanxia History Museum
  • National Taipei University Arts Boulevard
  • Sanxia Agricultural Specialty Products Museum
  • Tourism Factory of Cha-Shan-Fang Soap[2]
  • Pigs of God (神豬) Contest - The largest event held at Zushi Temple around Chinese New Year where farmers compete to raise the fattest pig. The fattest pig is then sacrificed to the local Taoist god Zushi-Ye (祖師爺). Controversial to animal rights activists, Zushi Temple is one of the few places in Taiwan that still practice this tradition.[3]
  • Sanxia Indigo Blue Dye Festival - A celebration of Sanxia's past as a major dyeing center in northern Taiwan.


  • Car — Sanxia is served by Freeway No. 3. (San-ying Interchange)
  • Bus — Sanxia is accessible by bus from Taipei (buses 702, 703, 705, 706,939), Taoyuan District, and Yingge (Blue 19).
  • Train — Although Sanxia does not have a train station, it is accessible by bus from Yingge Train Station across the river.
  • MRT — Accessible via the Tucheng Line of the Taipei Metro to Yongning (永寧). Bus 916 from exit 1 connects to Sanxia on Highway 3. In addition Bus 910 leaves from Fuzhong (府中) station in Banqiao. Both routes are multi-section tickets, paying on entry or exit.

Notable natives[edit]

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