During the Dutch colonial era the area was known as Bakloan or Baccloan, with a rarer spelling of Baccaluang. The village was one of four main aboriginal villages near the Dutch base of Tayouan, with around 1,500 inhabitants. It was located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of the Dutch base at Fort Zeelandia.
Note: Hanyu Pinyin is the national standard. Exceptions: Kaohsiung and Tainan name its districts based on Tongyong Pinyin for the most part. New Taipei names "Tamsui" instead of "Danshui". Cardinal direction districts, and names of special municipalities and provincial cities use different systems. ¹ — Mountain Indigenous District