Beigang in Yunlin County
|Literal meaning||North Port|
The Beigang River borders the town on the east and south.
During the Dutch era, Ponkan (Chinese: 笨港; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pùn-káng) was an important coastal castle. In 1621, "Chinese Peter" (顏思齊) from Zhangzhou, Fujian and his forces occupied Ponkan (modern-day Beigang) and started to develop Tsulosan (諸羅山; today's Chiayi City), which grew to become the capital of Tsulo County in 1704.
The township comprises 28 villages: Caohu, Dabei, Datong, Fupan, Fuzhao, Gongguan, Gongrong, Gouzao, Guangfu, Guangmin, Haoshou, Hougou, Huasheng, Liucuo, Nanan, Pangou, Renan, Renhe, Shuipu, Shujiao, Sifu, Tunghua, Tungyang, Xincuo, Xinjie, Xishi, Yimin and Zhonghe.
The China Medical University has a branch in Beigang.
Beigang is only a short drive (approximately fifteen minutes by car) from National Chung Cheng University, one of Taiwan's foremost research universities.
- Chaotian Temple, visited by more than a million tourists a year
- Statue of Mazu on top of the cultural hall of the Chaotian Temple
- Beigang Tourist Bridge, connecting the counties of Yunlin and Chiayi, which are separated by the Beigang River 
- Beigang Water Tower
Local cuisine specialities
- Beigang Cakes (traditional wedding cakes)
- Beigang Peanuts and Broad Beans
- Festivities around the birthday of Mazu (23rd day of the third moon of the lunar year)
- Yunlin Good Gods Festival
- Beigang International Music Festival
- Keeling, Stephen (2013), "Beigang", The Rough Guide to Taiwan, Rough Guides.
- "Historical Evolution". The Roots of Yunlin. Yunlin County Government. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- "Cultural Tours in Yunlin - Beigang Tourist Bridge". yunlin.gov.tw. Yunlin County Gov't. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
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- Beigang Township Office, Yunlin County
- Introduction of Beigang in the China Post
- National Geographic Traveler Taiwan, ISBN 0-7922-6555-6
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