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Shimen (石門區), or Shihmen is a district of New Taipei. It lies on the north coast and is home to the most northerly point on the island of Taiwan.


Tourism is a major contributor to the economy of Shimen, which also produces a number of agricultural goods including mandarins, peanuts, and tea.

Get in[edit]

There is no rail access to the district, and visitors to the area will need to access it by car or by bus. The Provincial Highway 2 passes through the district.

Get around[edit]


Historical sites[edit]

  • 1 Fuguijiao Lighthouse (富貴角燈塔), +886 2 8635 5100. 09:00-18:00. Fuguijiao Lighthouse (Q10954780) on Wikidata Fuguijiao Lighthouse on Wikipedia


Shimen Miaoji Temple
  • 2 5 Dragons Temple (五龍宮).
  • 3 Boar Ficus superba (千年神豬樹公). An ancient banyan tree which worshippers believe is an incarnation of Baijie, the pig character from the famous tale Journey to the West. Boar Ficus superba (Q41805933) on Wikidata
  • 4 Ganhua Eighteen Lords Temple (乾華十八王公廟), +886226382453. A modest temple and tomb complex which was relocated in the 1970s to allow for the construction of Taiwan's first nuclear power plant. The temple was originally sited 5 here. Ganhua Eighteen Lords Temple (Q15912127) on Wikidata Temple of the Eighteen Lords on Wikipedia. New Ganhua Eighteen Lords Temple (Q34478531) on Wikidata
  • 6 Jingang Temple (金剛宮), +886 2 2638 2076.
  • 7 [dead link] New Ganhua Eighteen Lords Temple (十八王公廟), +886 2 2638 2453. New Ganhua Eighteen Lords Temple (Q34478531) on Wikidata
  • 8 Shimen Miaoji Temple (石門妙濟寺), +886226383591. A buddhist temple founded in 1929 during the Japanese occupation. The temple's main deity is Guanyin. (Q86729598) on Wikidata

Parks and nature[edit]

Laomei Stone Trench
  • 9 Alibang Falls (阿里磅瀑布).
  • 10 Cape Fugui Park (富貴角公園).
  • 11 Laomei Green Reef (老梅綠石槽).
  • 12 Linshanbi Recreation Area (麟山鼻遊憩區), +886 2 8635 5100.
  • 13 Shimen Cave (石門洞), Zhongyang Road.
  • 14 Qingshan Falls (青山瀑布).


  • 1 North Coast Exploratorium (北海岸遊憩探索館), +886 2 8635 5100 ext 174. 09:00-17:00. A tourist centre with a marine theme containing various exhibits and games.


  • 2 Baishawan Beach (白沙灣遊憩區). 09:00-17:00. Baisha Bay (Q7217864) on Wikidata Baisha Bay on Wikipedia


  • Linshanbi Trail (麟山鼻步道), No. 59, Gongwang Road, +886 2 8635 5143.


  • 1 Fuji Fishing Harbor (富基漁港). Here you can buy fresh fish and have to prepared in one of the nearby restaurants.




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