Jiaxian, Kaohsiung

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Nanzihsian River an the Jiaxian Bridge.

Jiaxian (Cheenese: 甲仙; pinyin: Jiǎxiān; Wade–Giles: chia-hsien) is a rural tounship in Kaohsiung Coonty, Taiwan. Locatit far frae the coast, the tounship is regardit as a gateway tae Taiwan's Central Muntain Range.

Situatit at the intersection o Hieway 20 (the Soothren Cross-Island Hieway) an Hieway 21, Jiaxian's dountoun serves as a market center for local farmers an tourists. The maist famous local crop is taro. Shops sell taro-flavored ice cream, taro cookies, an ither taro products. The tounship is an aa kent for its bamboo shoots an plums.[1]

Jiaxian Bridge wis torn doun bi rushin waters durin Typhoon Morakot in August 2009. It wis rebuilt wi a budget o NT$560 million an re-opened in Juin 2010.[1] The new bridge is 300 meters lang, 21 meters wide, an is installed wi a lichtin seestem.[1]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Muckle o the tounship is atween 200 an 500 meters abuin sea level.

Villages[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Baolong Village (寶隆村)
  • Datian Village (大田村)
  • Dong'an Village (東安村)
  • Guanshan Village (關山村)
  • He'an Village (和安村)
  • Xi'an Village (西安村)
  • Xiaolin Village (小林村)

In Taiwan, "village" (村) is a level o administrative division that unner a rural tounship. The main toun o Jiaxian is dividit intae three villages: Dong'an, Xi'an, an He'an.

Sights[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kaohsiung’s Jiasian Bridge opens to bring tourists back". Taiwan News. 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  2. "甲仙化石館" ("Jiaxian Fossil Museum") Kaohsiung County's Tourism and Traffic Bureau, in Chinese
  3. "錫安山" ("Mt. Zion") atlaspost.com, in Chinese

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Coordinates: 23°05′N 120°35′E / 23.083°N 120.583°E / 23.083; 120.583