Zhunan, Miaoli

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Zhunan Township in Miaoli County
Zhunan Township

Zhunan Township (Chinese: 竹南鎮; pinyin: Zhúnán Zhèn) is an urban township in northern Miaoli County, Taiwan.

Geography[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Zhunan Village, Zhaonan Village, Zhengnan Village, Xinnan Village, Dacuo Village, Yingpan Village, Shengfu Village, Zhuxing Village, Longshan Village, Tianwen Village, Longfeng Village, Shanjia Village, Jiaxing Village, Zhonggang Village, Zhonghua Village, Zhongying Village, Zhongmei Village, Kaiyuan Village, Haikou Village, Gangqi Village, Gongguan Village, Dapu Village, Dingpu Village, Qiding Village, Gongyi Village.[1]

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Sights and facilities[edit]

Zhunan was traditionally a beach and fishing community, and is closely associated with the sea goddess Matsu. Zhunan's main tourist attraction is its largest Matsu Temple. The temple has a statue of the deity that is over 100 feet tall. Zhunan is now part of Taiwan's computer sector and has a large Science Park. Zhunan has wide open beaches and some cycling routes that run parallel to the beaches. Beach access was difficult until a bridge connecting the harbour and the beaches opened in 2008. It is a favourite spot among locals for surfing, kiteboarding, and windsurfing due to the year-round winds. Mountains overlook the town and are within a 20 minute drive.

Eat[edit]

紅林 (pinyin: hóng-lín) [1] means Red Forest in English. Popular with locals, Hong Lin is a teppanyaki or tiě bǎn shāo (鐵板燒) restaurant that serves a variety of meat, vegetable and seafood dishes cooked in full view on a flat grill. Dishes include pork, beef, lamb, cuttlefish, shrimp, cod, mushrooms and omelettes. Main courses can be had as a set with rice, vegetables and soup. Prices vary between 100-200 NT. Located on No. 27之9號, YánPíng Road, on the corner of YánPíng Road and MínQuán Street. English menu available.

一品 [2] serves almost exclusively duck based dishes. It's located at 115 ZhōngZhèng Road.

MínZú Street There are lots of cheap street food stalls and small restaurants on this street, particularly near Wellcome supermarket [3].

Longfeng Harbor [4] There are a lot of places to eat fresh seafood here.

阿呆鳥刀切牛肉麵 [5] If you don't read Chinese, you can recognize this restaurant by the small sign with a picture of a bird. Various kinds of noodles and noodle soups are served. The curry noodles and black bean noodles are both popular. English menu available.

繽紛泰泰式料理 [6] Authentic Thai food. This is a small, family run place with friendly service. English menu available.

Amici[7] Italian food. English menu available.

Transportation[edit]

Zhunan is served by National Highway No. 3 (Taiwan) and Provincial Highway No. 61. The township is accessible from Zhunan Station and Qiding Station of Taiwan Railway Administration.

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Coordinates: 24°41′N 120°53′E / 24.683°N 120.883°E / 24.683; 120.883