Beigang, Yunlin

Coordinates: 23°34′N 120°18′E / 23.567°N 120.300°E / 23.567; 120.300


Beigang in Yunlin County
Traditional Chinese 北港
Literal meaning North Port
Beigang Township

Beigang or Peikang is an urban township in Yunlin County, Taiwan. It is primarily known for its Chaotian Temple, one of the most famous temples of Mazu on Taiwan.[1]


The Beigang River borders the town on the east and south.


Dutch Formosa

During the Dutch era, Ponkan (Chinese: 笨港; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pùn-káng) was an important coastal castle.[2] In 1621, "Chinese Peter" (顏思齊) from Zhangzhou, Fujian and his forces occupied Ponkan (modern-day Beigang) and started to develop Tsulosan (諸羅山; today's Chiayi City), which grew to become the capital of Tsulo County in 1704.

Administrative divisions

Tungyang Village, Guangmin Village, Tunghua Village, Nanan Village, Zhonghe Village, Yimin Village, Gongrong Village, Xishi Village, Renhe Village, Sifu Vil. Gongguan Village, Datong Village, Renan Village, Huasheng Village, Guangfu Village, Fuzhao Village, Shuipu Village, Xinjie Village, Liucuo Village, Hougou Village, Xincuo Village, Fupan Village, Caohu Village, Gouzao Village, Pangou Village, Dabei Village, Haoshou Village and Shujiao Village.


The China Medical University has a branch in Beigang.

Beigang is only a short drive (approximately fifteen minutes by car) from National Chung Cheng University, one of Taiwan's foremost research universities.

Tourist attractions

The Beigang Tourist Bridge is 450m long and 6m wide. The three bridge rings are composed like a dragon.

Local cuisine specialities

Cultural activities

Notable natives

See also

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  1. Keeling, Stephen (2013), "Beigang", The Rough Guide to Taiwan, Rough Guides.
  2. "Historical Evolution". The Roots of Yunlin. Yunlin County Government. Retrieved 17 December 2014.

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