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Shilin Shen Nong Temple 士林神農宮

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Commonly known as the “Old Street Temple”, Shen Nong Temple is one of the three main temples of Shilin, along with Zhishan’s Yan Hui Ji Temple and Xinjie’s Ci Xian Temple. It is also the oldest among the three. According to the extant inscription, “Zhi Lan Temple Inscription”, from the Qianlong reign of Qing Dynasty, the temple's beginning can be traced back to “Fu De Ancestral Hall” in Xiashulinpu as early as the 48th year of Emperor Kangxi reign (1709). However, since the landmark was destroyed in a flood in the 6th year of Emperor Qianlong reign (1741), the locals rebuilt the temple on Zhilan Street.

Shen Nong Temple was known as “Zhi Lan Temple” in the old days. Due to the fact that the people worshipped Fu De Zheng Shen (the Earth God) as the main deity, it was hence also called “Fu De Temple”. During the Jiaqing reign of the Qing Dynasty, Shen Nong Emperor (also known as Emperor of the Five Grains) was established as the main deity,  the temple was hence renamed, “Shen Nong Temple”. 

An ancient incense burner from the Qing Dynasty, a longevity tablet with the temple record from the Qing Dynasty, five steles from the Qianlong to Daoguang reigns, and a pair of stone pillars from the Japanese colonial period are among the historical monuments still extant. 


Religious Venues
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 74, Qian St, Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shilin

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhishan


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  • L K

    Burlingame, California

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    Our tour guide Stephen surprised us with this stop. We had not had it in our itinerary but since we were in the area he suggested it. Wow, this place was beautiful. We also happened to be there as sunset which was also amazing. I would highly recommend checking this place out if you are in the area. Very lovely!
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  • dentaku1234567

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    主な神様は、農業の神様とのことです。 地元の方々にとても大切にされている感じが伝わりました。 居合わせた皆様から、お参りの方法など、いろいろ教えていただきました。
  • tinah93

    Taipéi, Taiwán

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    神農宮是士林區很有名的土地公廟, 主神是神農大帝,很靈驗,信徒眾多,逢節慶都有慶祝活動,像是遶境、布袋戲、歌仔戲、七月半有拜豬公、中秋有烤肉⋯ 附近的居民大都是信徒也把廟的環境打掃的很乾淨。 現在已經被列入古蹟了喔!

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