Jinshan District, New Taipei

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.[1]


Jinshan District
法鼓山佛教教育園區 Fagushan Buddhist Education Park - panoramio.jpg
Jinshan District in New Taipei City
Jinshan District in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 25°14′10″N 121°37′03″E / 25.23611°N 121.61750°E / 25.23611; 121.61750Coordinates: 25°14′10″N 121°37′03″E / 25.23611°N 121.61750°E / 25.23611; 121.61750
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
RegionNorthern Taiwan
Special municipalityNew Taipei City (新北市)
 • Total49.21 km2 (19.00 sq mi)
 (January 2016)
 • Total22,273
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
Jinshan District
Literal meaningGolden Mountain
Jinshan District office

Name OriginEdit

This area was originally a Ketagalan settlement, called "Ki-ppare" (Basay: Quimourije),[2] 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.[3] 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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  1. ^ "Dharma Drum University". Ddc.edu.tw. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. ^ 翁佳音 (1998). 大台北古地圖考釋 (in Chinese). Taipei: 台北縣立文化中心. ISBN 9789570220841.
  3. ^ 李世榮; 吳立萍 (2003). 台灣的老鄉鎮 (in Chinese). Xindian: 遠足文化事業股份有限公司. pp. 22-25. ISBN 957280314X.

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