From the late Ming Dynasty to the early Qing Dynasty, people from China immigrated across the Taiwan Strait to come and start cultivating land in Taiwan. Because of the convenience of irrigation and land fertility, most started their farms along riversides, and as such the earliest stages of Sansia’s development was along the Dahan, Heng and Sanxia Rivers. From there, development gradually moved inland toward the mountains.
After the recovery of Taiwan, Sansia village became a town. The belief center of Sansia,
Zushi Temple was rebuilt again by the artist, Professor Li Mei-Shu. Because of the unique and delicate building techniques, Zushi Temple gains the fame, Art Palace of the East. Besides the sacred religious atmosphere, Zushi Temple also possesses precious artistic value.