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Tamsui Foreigner Cemetery

Tags: architecture | cemetery | Tamsui

In the nineteenth century, Tamsui was one of the major trading ports in Taiwan, attracting many foreigners to the region for business or missionary work. Some were unable to return to their native country and were buried in what came to be known as “The Tamsui Cemetery of Foreigners.”

Between 1867 and 1974, around 76 tombs were erected for people from 12 nationalities. The cemetery is divided into four sections: the east for Christians; the south for Catholics; the west for businessmen, and the north for officers.



Text and images are provided by Tamsui Historical Digital Archives Program,Taiwan (Department of Architecture, Tamkang University)