Hiking – Yuanjue Temple (圓覺寺)

 

Yuanjue Temple (圓覺寺) is the earliest Buddhist temple in the Neihu district of Taipei City and it was founded in 1924.

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Yuanjue Temple (圓覺寺)

Yuanjue Temple (圓覺寺) can be reached via Bus No. 247 from MRT Dahu Park Station (捷運大湖公園站) but then, it will be no fun.

We decided to hike. The hiking distance from MRT Dahu Park Station (捷運大湖公園站) to Yuanjie Temple (圓覺寺) is about 2.8 km.

From MRT Dahu Park Station Exit No. 1 (捷運大湖公園站出口 #1 號), take Dahushanzhuang St. (大湖山莊街) all the way to Dagouxi Riverside Park (內湖大溝溪親水步道).

 

Dagouxi Riverside Park (內湖大溝溪親水步道) is a beautiful nature park with river stream suitable for family outings and children to roam around.

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大溝溪親水步道
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大溝溪親水步道
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大溝溪親水步道
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大溝溪親水步道
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大溝溪親水步道

 

Going up north right after Dagouxi Riverside Park (內湖大溝溪親水步道) and slightly to the left, you will see the “Taiwan Ye Family Ancestral Temple (全臺葉氏祖廟)”.

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Taiwan Ye Family Ancestral Temple
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Taiwan Ye Family Ancestral Temple

 

To the right of the temple, follow the sign that says Mt. Liyu (鯉魚山) to go up to Yuanjue Temple (圓覺寺).

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Following are some pictures taken along the hiking trail.

 

A group of hikers.

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Follow this sign and go up to the left side.

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Along the trail, there is this boulder with the inscription in Chinese (諸惡莫作。深信因果) that states “Don’t do evil things. Be convinced that there is cause and effect (Karma).”

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諸惡莫作。深信因果

 

Some of the signs along the way.

 

Finally, we reached Yuanjue Temple (圓覺寺).

 

From Yuanjue Temple (圓覺寺), we hiked further and went to see the Baishihu Suspension Bridge (白石湖吊橋). This will be in another blog though.

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