Jiasian District

Coordinates: 23°05′N 120°35′E / 23.083°N 120.583°E / 23.083; 120.583

Jiaxian District [1]

Jiasian District

Jiasian District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taiwan
Population (January 2016)
  Total 6,252
Website Official Website (Chinese)

Jiasian District (Chinese: 甲仙區; Hanyu Pinyin: Jiǎxiān Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Jiǎsian Cyu; 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.

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.[2]

Jiaxian 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.[2] The new bridge is 300 meters long, 21 meters wide, and is installed with a lighting system.[2]


Much of the township is between 200 and 500 meters above sea level.


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.

Tourist attractions

See also

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  1. "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). placesearch.moi.gov.tw. Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Kaohsiung's Jiasian Bridge opens to bring tourists back". Taiwan News. 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  3. "錫安山" ("Mt. Zion") atlaspost.com, in Chinese
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