Foreign Cemetery

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Foreign Cemetery

Danshui, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Memorials 78 added (97% photographed)


The Foreign Cemetery dates back to the late 1860s, when foreigners started settling Tamsui to export tea and camphor. The following decade, the Canadian missionary and dentist George Leslie Mackay began looking after the cemetery. Over the following century, the care-taking authorities of the cemetery changed hands several times, starting with the British Consulate and ending with the US. The cemetery was abandoned from 1978 to 1984. In 1984, the Canadian Society in Taiwan (now the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan) took on the responsibility, which continues to this day. The cemetery is now registered as a third class historic site.

The cemetery grounds are divided into four sections, separated by footpaths: the east end is for Protestants, the south end is for Catholics, the west end is for merchants and the north end is for officers.

The cemetery is located in the corner of the Tamkang Senior High School campus, and is well tended.


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GPS Coordinates: 25.1769238, 121.4381027

  • Added: 27 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2149523