Pinglin District

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Pinglin District in New Taipei City
Pinglin District
Tea plantation in Pinglin District.

Pinglin District (aka Ping-Lin, Chinese: 坪林區; pinyin: Pínglín Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phiâⁿ-lîm-khu) is a rural district in southeastern New Taipei City, Taiwan. It is the third largest district in New Taipei City and it is located in the mountain area connecting to the Yilan County on the east coast.

Overview[edit]

Pinglin is part of the water district of Taipei area as the Feitsui Dam is located just at the neighboring Shiding District, so land development is restricted. Pinglin is the most famous place for producing Pouchong tea. The Pinglin Tea Museum is the world's largest tea museum.[1] Over 80% of residents are tea growers or involved in the tea business.[2]

Geography[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

  • National Highway No.5, called Beiyi or Chiang Weishui Freeway.
  • Tai 9 line, named Beiyi Highway.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Logan and Tereesa Hsu,The World's Largest Tea Museum, Taiwan.
  2. ^ "Premier looks at 'green' aspects of Pinglin township". Focus Taiwan. 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

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Coordinates: 24°55′28″N 121°43′36″E / 24.92444°N 121.72667°E / 24.92444; 121.72667