Chishang, Taitung

Coordinates: 23°07′N 121°13′E / 23.117°N 121.217°E / 23.117; 121.217

Chishang Township (Chinese: 池上鄉; Hanyu Pinyin: Chíshàng Xiāng; Tongyong Pinyin: Chíhshàng Siang) is a rural township in Taitung County, Taiwan.

Chishang Township
池上鄉

Chihshang
Woo Tao in Chihshang.JPG
Chishang Township in Taitung County
Chishang Township in Taitung County
LocationTaitung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total8,233
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Chihshang Township Office

Chishang was founded by indigenous Makatao from Pingtung 160 years ago, along with the other immigrants, including Taivoan from Kaohsiung and very few Siraya from Tainan later in the 1950s. The indigenous Night Ceremony has been held in Chishang annually in November.[1][2]

GeographyEdit

The township is located at the Huatung Valley.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The township comprises 10 villages: Dapo, Dapu, Fuwen, Fuxing, Fuyuan, Jinyuan, Qingfeng, Wanan, Xinxing and Zhenxing.

Tourist attractionsEdit

TransportationEdit

 
Chihshang Station

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "開基新開園,延續平埔文化─池上鄉新開園老祖夜祭活動". Taitung County Government. 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  2. ^ 張振岳 (2010). 大庄平埔西拉雅族文物圖說與民俗植物圖誌. Hualien County: Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau. pp. 10–14. ISBN 978-986-02-5684-0.
  3. ^ "Chihshang Silkworm Recreation Farm". Tour.taitung.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  4. ^ "Mr. Brown Avenue". Tour.taitung.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  5. ^ "Rice Village Museum". Tour.taitung.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-14.

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