Baihe District

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Coordinates: 23°20′1.09″N 120°27′31.7″E / 23.3336361°N 120.458806°E / 23.3336361; 120.458806

Baihe District in Tainan City
Baihe District
Baihe District Office

Baihe District (Chinese: 白河區; pinyin: Báihé Qū; Wade–Giles: Pai2-ho2 Ch'ü1) is a district located in Tainan City, Taiwan. It is known for its hot springs and Lotus Festival today. The town borders Chiayi County to the north and east, Dongshan District to the south, and Houbi District to the west. Some aboriginal tribes of Siraya people are live in here. Although they still exist today, their lifestyles and traditions were almost replaced (or perhaps some were absorbed) by Han Chinese culture.

History[edit]

In 1875, Scottish missionary William Campbell made a narrow escape from an attack led by Gaw-chi-ko (吳志高), a wealthy local clan head opposed to the establishment of the foreign church.[1] At the time, the place was a market-town called Tiam-a-khau (店仔口) and was five miles west of their chapel.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Baihe Village, Yongan Village, Waijiao Village, Zhuangnei Village, Xiuyou Village, Hetung Village, Hushan Village, Dalin Village, Kantou Village, Liuxi Village, Guanling Village, Xiancao Village, Yufeng Village, Dazhu Village, Zhaoan Village, Guangan Village, Liantan Village, Zhumen Village, Qinei Village, Shengan Village, Biantou Village, Neijiao Village, Caodian Village, Ganzhai Village.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, W.; Sibelius, Caspar (1889). "XV. Personal Experiences of Recent Missionary Work in Formosa. By Rev. W. Campbell; 9. A Narrow Escape". An Account of Missionary Success in Island of Formosa. London: Trübner. pp. 371–8. OCLC 8390478. OL 25396942M. 
  2. ^ http://vote2014.nat.gov.tw/en/TV/nm500000200000000.html
  3. ^ "Baihe Township". Web1.tainan.gov.tw. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 

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