Jiaoxi, Yilan

Jiaoxi Township (Chinese: 礁溪; Hanyu Pinyin: jiāo xī xiāng[2]; Tongyong Pinyin: Jiaosi Siang; Wade–Giles: Chiao1-hsi1 Hsiang1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ta-khe-hiong, Taⁿ-khe-hiong, Taⁿ-kheⁿ-hiong[3]) or Chiaohsi Township is a rural township in the northern section of Yilan County, Taiwan.[4]

Jiaoxi Township
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Jiaoxi Township in Yilan County
Jiaoxi Township in Yilan County
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
CountyYilan County, Taiwan Yilan
Rural villages ()18[1]
 • Leader (鄉長)Chang Yung-Te (張永德)
 • Total101.4278 km2 (39.1615 sq mi)
 (February 2023)[1]
 • Total34,807
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (National Standard Time)
Postal code
Websitejiaosi.e-land.gov.tw Edit this at Wikidata (in Chinese)


Jiaoxi Township in Yilan from above with Turtle Island 龜山島, Taiwan's one active Volcano, sitting on the horizon in the middle of the frame.
Jiaoxi Aerial Panorama with Jiaoxi Train Station in the middle of the frame. December 2022.
Map including Jiaoxi (labeled as Shōkei) (1944)
Map including Jiaoxi (labeled as Chiao-chʻi (Shōkei) 礁溪) (1954)

Administrative divisionsEdit

The township includes eighteen rural villages:[1][5]


Tourist attractionsEdit

Aerial panorama of Jiaoxi rural township. December 2022.
Aerial panorama of Jiaoxi Township
Aerial panorama of Jiaoxi Township - another perspective. December 2022.
Aerial panorama of the Jiaoxi countryside. December 2022.

Jiaoxi is famous for its hot springs. These attract large numbers of visitors so as the result, Jiaoxi has become a favorite weekend resort, mostly people from Taipei, featuring an array of hotels from the budget to the luxurious. There is also a few free public hot springs, mostly sheltered, where visitors can enjoy a leisurely foot bath at any time.

Aerial perspective of a fish farm in Jiaoxi Township in Yilan county. December 2022.

In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan.[7]

Other notable points of interests include:

Jiaoxi hot spring


  • Jiaoxi Hot Spring Festival[8]


Jiaoxi is served by Jiaoxi Station on the Yilan Line run by the Taiwan Railways Administration. Another convenient way of transportation to/from Taipei and further to Yilan City is by bus route that uses the National Freeway 5 and passes through the Snow Mountain Tunnel. It is operated by Kamalan Bus Inc. and Capital Star (首都之星). The Provincial Highway 9 also serves the township.

Notable nativesEdit


  1. ^ a b c d 行政區域. 宜蘭縣政府-礁溪鄉公所 Jiaoxi Township Office (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Retrieved 21 October 2019. 礁溪鄉全鄉面積為 101.4278 平方公里,全鄉人口數為 35,815人(106年7月底), 境內行政區域共劃分為十八個村, 三百零一鄰。
  2. ^ a b 教育部重編國語辭典修訂本 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Retrieved 21 October 2019. 字詞 【礁溪鄉】 注音 ㄐㄧㄠ ㄒㄧ ㄒㄧㄤ 漢語拼音 jiāo xī xiāng 釋義 鄉鎮名。位於宜蘭縣。面積約一百平方公里。清嘉慶初年,先民至此,有坑谷而無水,稱之為「礁坑」。後因洪水,坑谷為砂石填埋,故稱之為「礁溪」。為著名溫泉風景區,有「小北投」之稱。
  3. ^ 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Chinese (Taiwan)). Retrieved 24 October 2019. 詞目 礁溪鄉 音讀 Ta-khe-hiong 釋義 宜蘭縣行政區(附錄-地名-臺灣縣市行政區名) 又音 Tann-khe-hiong、Tann-khenn-hiong
  4. ^ "Jiaoxi Yilan County". Taiwan the Heart of Asia. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ "2018 Local Elections". Central Election Commission. Retrieved 23 October 2019. Baiyun Vil. Yushi Vil. Deyang Vil. Dazhong Vil. Dayi Vil. Liujie Vil. Erlong Vil. Shichao Vil. Yutian Vil. Sanmin Vil. Linmei Vil. Baie Vil. Yuguang Vil. Guangwu Vil. Wusha Vil. Longtan Vil. Paolun Vil. Erjie Vil.
  6. ^ 宜蘭縣政府公報 [Yilan County Government Gazette] (PDF). 15 December 2006. p. 47. Retrieved 21 October 2019. 礁溪鄉 中文段(小段)名 英文段(小段)名{...}玉石 Yushih
  7. ^ Wong, Maggie Hiufu (30 March 2012). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  8. ^ Shen, Worthy; Huang, Romulo (2 December 2017). "Jiaoxi hot spring festival opens". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 24°49′N 121°46′E / 24.817°N 121.767°E / 24.817; 121.767