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Saoba Stone Pillars

Coordinates: 23°28′14.8″N 121°21′33.9″E / 23.470778°N 121.359417°E / 23.470778; 121.359417
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Saoba Stone Pillars
Saoba Stone Pillars is located in Hualien County
Saoba Stone Pillars
Saoba Stone Pillars
Shown within Hualien County
LocationRuisui, Hualien County, Taiwan
Coordinates23°28′14.8″N 121°21′33.9″E / 23.470778°N 121.359417°E / 23.470778; 121.359417
Typearchaeological site
FoundedStone Age

Saoba Stone Pillars (traditional Chinese: 掃叭石柱; simplified Chinese: 扫叭石柱; pinyin: Sǎobā Shízhù), as known as Wuhe Stone Pillars (Chinese: 舞鶴石柱; pinyin: Wǔhè Shízhù), is an archaeological site at Wuhe Village, Ruisui Township, Hualien County, Taiwan.


The stone pillar are artifacts from Beinan culture since Stone Age era around 2,000-3,000 years ago.[citation needed] The site was then classified as 3rd grade national historic monument by the Ministry of the Interior.[1]


The stones stand along the Wuhe Terrace.[2] The site consists of two adjacent stone pillars standing with 5.75 meters and 3.99 meters of height.[1] It is located in an oval area with 600 meters in length and 400 meters in width.[3]


The site is accessible south of Ruisui Station of Taiwan Railways.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Saoba Stone Pillars". Taiwan, the Heart of Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Ruisui Township". East Rift Valley National Scenic Area. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Former Site of Saoba Stone Pillars". Cultura Affairs Bureau, Hualien. 13 July 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2021.