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Datong, Yilan

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Local time  Saturday 12:29 PM
Province  Taiwan Province
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Weather  21°C, Wind E at 5 km/h, 68% Humidity
Points of interest  Jiuzhize (Renze) Hot Sprin, Songluo National Trail, Pork Ribs River Hot Spring

Datong Township (Chinese: 大同鄉; pinyin: Dàtóng Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Da4-t'ung2 Hsiang1) is a mountain indigenous township in the southwestern part of Yilan County, Taiwan. It is the second largest township in Yilan County after Nan-ao Township.

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Map of Datong Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 267

Geography

It is predominantly populated by Taiwanese aborigines of the Atayal Tribe. The township is dominated by rugged mountains and wide river valleys. Most settlements in the county are located along the Lanyang River valley which runs from the central mountains of Taiwan into the Lanyang Plain.

  • Area: 657.54 km²
  • Population: 6,127 people (2014)
  • Administration

    The villages of Datong include Daping, Fuxing, Hanxi, Leshui, Lunpi, Mao'an, Nanshan, Siji, Songluo, Yingshi. It was formerly classified as "Savage Land" under Ratō District, Taihoku Prefecture during Japanese rule.

    Economy

    Economic activities include trucking silt from the Lanyang River for use in cement production and cultivation of tea, cabbage and betel nut palms.

    Tourist attractions

  • Cingshuei's Geothermal Square (清水地熱廣場)
  • Jioujhihze Hot Spring
  • Lanyang River
  • Mount Taiping
  • Qilan Scenic Recreation Area
  • Songluo National Trail
  • Taipingshan Scenic Recreation Area
  • Yulan Tea Cultivation Area
  • References

    Datong, Yilan Wikipedia


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