Fudekeng/Liuzhangli Graveyard is the largest graveyard area in Taipei, and also happens to provide amazing views of Wenshan and Xinyi Districts. Nearby you can also find many hiking trails. It is a great place for a bike ride or hike if you are not afraid of ghosts.
Currently the Fudekeng Graveyard is run by the city of Taipei's funeral and cremation department which has over 200 employees. It started in 1942 under Japanese rule, and in 1945 it became a public cemetery.
Due to many families making illegal structures to hold the remains of their ancestors, Taipei City allocated more and more land for graves in the 1950s to 1970s.
There are two areas the provide mortuary services in Taipei: one near Xingtian Temple, and the other behind Fuzhoushan Park.
Nowadays a funeral plot is very expensive, so most people choose to cremate their dead and keep them in Spirit Bone Towers.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: From central Taipei, drive on Heping East Road to MRT Liuzhangli Station, then head up Chongde Street. The graveyard lies all along this street. I do not recommend driving a car up there, the road is very narrow. During tomb sweeping festival, the roads are closed and you can only visit via shuttle bus.
By Youbike: Get a Youbike from MRT Liuzhangli Station, then head up Chongde Street. The graveyard lies all along this street.
By Bus: Bus S12 visits the cemetery.
Please see below:
I have been to Fudekeng many many times. It has some of the best views in Taipei, if you don't mind the graveyard.
View from the main road looking at Xinyi District.
Another closer view.
View of Wenshan District from the road.
View from the graveyard.
This area also has one of the only Muslim graveyards in Taiwan.
And Muslim themed architecture.
Giant stone tower.
Muslim ashes storage area.
Arabic writing on tombstones.
More Muslim graves.
View of the 101 from here.
Also one of the best views of Taipei can be found here.
Another view of Xinyi District.
Looking down at Wenshan District.
Looking up at Elephant Mountain.
More photos of the graveyard above.
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