Guishan, Taoyuan

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Guishan Township in Taoyuan County
Guishan Township

Guishan Township (Chinese: 龜山鄉; pinyin: Guīshān Xiāng) is a rural township in northeastern Taoyuan County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Guishan was formerly known as Guilunshe. The name originated from a hill by the Mercy Buddha Temple of Shou Shan Rock, built in 7th year of the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.[1] The Pingpu and Keitago Lan tribes were located here. In 1950, it was renamed to Guishan.[2]

Geography[edit]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Ministry of Justice operates Taipei Prison in Guishan.[3]

Education[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Guishan is served by National Highway No. 1 and Nanxiang Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History — Taoyuan Gueishan Township Office, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  2. ^ http://www.tycg.gov.tw/site/index.aspx?site_id=123&site_content_sn=563
  3. ^ "Chen Shui-bian now prisoner No. 1020." Taipei Times. Saturday December 4, 2010. Retrieved on February 1, 2011. "Supporters of former president Chen Shui-bian outside the Taipei Prison in Taoyuan County’s Gueishan Township[...]"

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Coordinates: 24°59′42.02″N 121°20′17.14″E / 24.9950056°N 121.3380944°E / 24.9950056; 121.3380944