Xitun District in Taichung City
|• Total||39.85 km2 (15.39 sq mi)|
|• Rank||2 out of 29|
|• Density||5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
Xitun District (Chinese: 西屯區; pinyin: Xitún Qū, literally "western village") is the second-most populated district of Taichung, Taiwan. It is located on the western side of the city. Though Xitun District was once considered part of the countryside, the district has seen rapid growth in recent years.
Xitun is located on the western side of Taichung City. It is situated within the Taichung Basin, with the western part of the district on the slopes of the Dadu Plateau. It borders Daya to the north, Shalu and Longjing to the west, Dadu and Nantun to the south, and Beitun, North, and West districts to the east.
The original inhabitants of the area were the Pazeh people, who inhabited the Taichung Basin. The first Han settlers arrived in 1701, led by Liao Chao Kong (廖朝孔) and Chang Da Jing (張達京). As a result, the Pazeh people were pushed out of the area, and most of them migrated to Puli, Nantou.
|List of Villages in Xitun |
- Shuinan Economic and Trade Park
The Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Cheng Ching Hospital Chung Kang Branch is located in Xitun.
Xitun is not accessible by rail. However, the district is served by buses, including a busway along Taiwan Boulevard that was the former BRT system. The Taichung MRT green line, running on Wenxin Road, is currently under construction.
Xitun is served by the following national roads:
- National Freeway 1: Taichung and Daya Interchanges are located in the district.
- Provincial Highway 74
- Provincial Highway 1B
- Provincial Highway 12: Also known as Taiwan Boulevard; major road of Taichung running straight through Xitun.
- Feng Chia Night Market, one of the most famous night markets in Taiwan, located adjacent of Feng Chia University.
- Taichung Metropolitan Park, a 217 acre park located on the Dadu Plateau.
- Huilai Monument Archaeology Park, a archaeological site where Neolithic objects were uncovered.
- Luce Memorial Chapel, a iconic chapel located within Tunghai University, designed by I. M. Pei.
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- Taichung Xitun District Office (in Chinese)