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Taoyuan District


Taoyuan is located at the foot of southern Mount Jade (Yushan) of the Central Mountains. The topography of the area is characterized by many high forested mountains, and includes geographical features such as valleys, precipices, hot springs, and suspension bridges. The area was once home to an aboriginal tribe called Yaer, also known as Jialameng. During the Japanese colonial period, the town was named Yaer before it was renamed Taoyuan after the recession of Taiwan. The construction of the Southern Cross-Island Highway that runs through the town has brought progress and prosperity to this region. The attractions, particularly the areas surrounding Guan Mountain and Yakou, are ideal places for enjoying the dramatic scenery. Taoyuan District is one of the mountain areas that contains the highest number of waterfalls and hot springs in Kaohsiung.

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