Baihe District

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Coordinates: 23°20′1.09″N 120°27′31.7″E / 23.3336361°N 120.458806°E / 23.3336361; 120.458806

Baihe
白河區
District
Skyline of Baihe
Baihe District in Tainan City
Baihe District in Tainan City
Location Tainan, Taiwan
Area
 • Total 126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 28,246
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Baihe District Office

Baihe District (Chinese: 白河區; pinyin: Báihé Qū; Wade–Giles: Pai2-ho2 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pe̍h-hô-khu) is a district located in Tainan, Taiwan. It is known for its hot springs and Lotus Festival today. The town borders Chiayi County to the north and east, Dongshan District to the south, and Houbi District to the west. Some aboriginal tribes of Siraya people are live in here. Although they still exist today, their lifestyles and traditions were almost replaced (or perhaps some were absorbed) by Han Chinese culture.

History

In 1875, Scottish missionary William Campbell made a narrow escape from an attack led by Gaw-chi-ko (吳志高), a wealthy local clan head opposed to the establishment of the foreign church.[1] At the time, the place was a market-town called Tiam-a-khau (店仔口; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiàm-á-kháu) and was five miles west of their chapel.

Administrative divisions

Baihe, Yongan, Waijiao, Zhuangnei, Xiuyou, Hetung, Hushan, Dalin, Kantou, Liuxi, Guanling, Xiancao, Yufeng, Dazhu, Zhaoan, Guangan, Liantan, Zhumen, Qinei, Shengan, Biantou, Neijiao, Caodian and Ganzhai Village.

Tourist attractions

See also

References

  1. ^ Campbell, W.; Sibelius, Caspar (1889). "XV. Personal Experiences of Recent Missionary Work in Formosa. By Rev. W. Campbell; 9. A Narrow Escape". An Account of Missionary Success in Island of Formosa. London: Trübner. pp. 371–8. OCLC 8390478. OL 25396942M.
  2. ^ "Baihe Township". Web1.tainan.gov.tw. 2009-10-26. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-05-25.

External links

  • Baihe District Office, Tainan City


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