Laiyi, Pingtung

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Coordinates: 22°32′N 120°41′E / 22.533°N 120.683°E / 22.533; 120.683

Laiyi Township in Pingtung County
Laiyi Township

Laiyi Township (Chinese: 來義鄉; pinyin: Láiyì Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Lai2-i4 Hsiang1) is a mountain indigenous township that lies in Pingtung County in southern Taiwan at the foot of Dawu Mountain. Laiyi is the native home of the Paiwan people. Many ancient customs and religious rites are still practiced in Laiyi, which has been regarded as the traditional religious center for the Paiwan Tribe.[1]

Laiyi is scenic with many streams spanned by suspension bridges, waterfalls and cliffs, and aboriginal totem sculptures.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises seven villages: Danlin, Gulou, Laiyi, Nanhe, Wangjia, Wenle and Yilin.


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