Jiaxian District (Chinese: 甲仙區; pinyin: Jiǎxiān Qū; Wade–Giles: Chia3-hsien1 Ch'ü1) is a rural district in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Located far from the coast, the township is regarded as a gateway to Taiwan's Central Mountain Range.
Jiaxian District in Kaohsiung City
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Situated at the intersection of Highway 20 (the Southern Cross-Island Highway) and Highway 21, Jiaxian's downtown serves as a market center for local farmers and tourists. The most famous local crop is taro. Shops sell taro-flavored ice cream, taro cookies, and other taro products. The township is also known for its bamboo shoots and plums.
Jiasian Bridge was torn down by rushing waters during Typhoon Morakot in August 2009. It was rebuilt with a budget of NT$560 million and re-opened in June 2010. The new bridge is 300 metres (980 feet) long and 21 metres (69 feet) wide, and is installed with a lighting system.
Much of the township is between 200 and 500 metres (660 and 1,640 feet) above sea level.
- Baolong Village (寶隆里)
- Datian Village (大田里)
- Dong'an Village (東安里)
- Guanshan Village
- He'an Village (和安里)
- Xi'an Village (西安里)
- Xiaolin Village
In Taiwan, "village" (里) is a level of administrative division that under a rural township. The main town of Jiaxian is divided into three villages: Dong'an, Xi'an, and He'an.
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