Beinan, Taitung

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Coordinates: 22°47′N 121°07′E / 22.783°N 121.117°E / 22.783; 121.117

Beinan Township in Taitung County
Beinan Township

Beinan Township (Chinese: 卑南鄉; pinyin: Bēinán Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Pei1-nan2 Hsiang1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pi-lâm) is a rural township in Taitung County, Taiwan.

Name and History[edit]

This south-eastern region of Taiwan was originally dominated by the Puyuma people. The township's name originates from the Puyuma language and is in memory of a great chief, Pinara.[1]

During the Dutch era, the Dutch called it Pimala. During Qing rule, access to the area (Chinese: 卑南八社) was prohibited.

In 1875, Pi-lam Subprefecture (卑南廳) was established. During the period of Japanese rule, Pinan Village (卑南庄?) was established under Taitō District, Taitō Prefecture.


The northeast part of the township is located at the Huatung Valley.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 13 villages: Binlang, Chulu, Fushan, Fuyuan, Jiafeng, Liji, Lijia, Meinong, Mingfeng, Taian, Taiping, Tungxing and Wenquan.

Tourist attractions[edit]


Beinan Township is accessible from Shanli Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration.

Notable natives[edit]

  • A-mei, singer and songwriter


  1. ^ "Beinan Township". Taitung County Govt. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chulu Ranch". Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  3. ^ "East Rift Valley National Scenic Area::PDA". Retrieved 2014-05-14. 

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