Douliu (Hokkien POJ: Táu-la̍k) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Yunlin County, Taiwan. It is also the political and economic center of the county. Douliu City is served by National Highway No. 3.
|Douliu City |
|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|• Mayor||Hsieh Shu-ya (謝淑亞)|
|• Total||93.7151 km2 (36.1836 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Divisions||38 villages, 747 neighborhoods|
Empire of JapanEdit
In 1901, during Japanese rule, Toroku Chō (斗六廳) was one of twenty local administrative offices established. In 1909, part of Toroku was merged into Nanto Chō (南投廳), while the remainder was merged with Kagi Chō (嘉義廳). In 1920, Toroku Town (斗六街) was established and governed under Toroku District (斗六郡), Tainan Prefecture. Toroku Town covered modern-day Douliu and Linnei Township.
Republic of ChinaEdit
Xinyi, Siwei, Taiping, Zhonghe, Guangxing, Zengxi, Zengtung, Sanping, Mingde, Zengbei, Gongcheng, Zhongxiao, Renai, Bade, Gongzheng, Zhongguang, Lintou, Chenggong, Zengnan, Shekou, Longtan, Jiatung, Lunfeng, Gouju, Jiangcuo, Sanguang, Jiuan, Huxi, Baozhuang, Zhangping, Liuzhong, Liubei, Liunan, Meilin, Hushan, Zhangan, Xizhou and Shisan Village.
Douliu is home to the Douliu Industrial Park and the Yunlin Science Industrial Park.
Places of interestEdit
- Taiping Old Street: An old street featuring Japanese-era baroque buildings from three different periods. The street is a common location for special events and performing arts venues.
- Exercise Park (Renwen Park): Located across from the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, the park includes a skating rink, trails, etc. It serves as a public transportation, sports, and entertainment venue. It is also a common tourist destination during major festivals.
- Douliu Ring: Also called "Douliu Door", it is a landmark of Yunlin County. Water shows occur every evening with music.
- Yukihiro Memorial: In 1915 during Japanese rule, Crown Prince Hirohito (the future Emperor Showa) came to inspect the construction of public buildings. The area has been developed into a public space and community activity center.
- Toroku POW Camp Memorial: A memorial stone located at the Gouba Elementary School. It preserves the memory of POWs of the Japanese during World War II.
- Renwen Park Night Market: Located next to Renwen Park, a temporary night market sets up on Saturdays.
- Taiwan Temple Art Museum: (台灣寺廟藝術館)
- House of Citizen-Memorial Hall of Attendance
- Hushan Dam
- Yunlin Orange Culture Festival (雲林柳橙文化節)
- Pomelo Carnival (文旦嘉年華會)
- The Beigang International Music Festival (北港國際音樂文化藝術節) hosts music performances in the Yulin County Concert Hall in Douliu during every festival.
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