|Nickname(s): 水尾 (Mizuho)|
|• Total||135.5862 km2 (52.3501 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2014)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (CST)|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Ruìsuì Xiāng|
|Hokkien POJ||Sūi-sūi-hiong or|
During Qing rule, the headquarters of Taitung Prefecture was located in modern-day Ruisui, known then as Tsui-be, or Tsui-boe (Chinese: 水尾; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chúi-bóe). Those Chinese characters (水尾) were rendered Mizuo in Japanese during Japanese rule of Taiwan, but were later changed to 瑞穗, Mizuho. This written form was retained after the Kuomintang takeover of Taiwan in 1945; the characters are pronounced Sūi-sūi and Ruìsuì in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese, respectively.
The township lies in an alluvial plain which located midway up the Huadong Valley between the Central Mountain Range, Coastal Mountain Range and Wuhe Terrace. Rafting activity on the Xiuguluan River often starts from the Ruisui Bridge.
The climate is between tropical and subtropical monsoon with a humid climate.
The Tropic of Cancer passes through the township.
The township comprises 11 villages: Fumin, Fuxing, Fuyuan, Hegang, Jimei, Ruibei, Ruiliang, Ruimei, Ruisui, Ruixiang and Wuhe.
- Fuyuan National Forest Recreation Area
- Rareseed Ranch
- Ruisui Tropic of Cancer Marker
- Saoba Stone Pillars
- Ruisui Hotspring
- Honyeh Hotspring (Red Leaf Hotspring)
- Wuhe Terrace Tea Farm
- Ruisui Rafting Tourist Center (Xiuguluan River Rafting)
- Ruisui Range
- Fuyuan Bao'an Temple
- Fuyuan Butterfly Village
- Maliyun Tribal Village
- Ruisui Qinglian Temple
Highways in Ruisui include:
- Provincial Highway 9, a north-south route through the Huadong Valley
- County Road 193, a parallel route crisscrossing the Xiugulan River
- 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. Ministry of the Interior. 26 March Minguo 104 (2015). Retrieved 5 November 2017. (in Chinese)
- Campbell, William (1915). Sketches from Formosa. London: Marshall Brothers. p. 278. OL 7051071M.
The eastern prefecture of TAI-TANG, made up of the two sub-prefectures of Pi-lam and Hoe-lian-kang, with head-quarters at the middle-eastern centre called Tsui-be.
- Campbell (1896), map.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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