Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Tucheng 土城區, Taipei

8/18/2011 Taiwan Explorer
1. Introduction

• Known for: industrial area
• Population: 240,000 (2012, source)
• Wade-Giles: T'u-cheng
• Pinyin: Tǔchéng
• Romaji: Dojō
• Map: My map of Tucheng

Tucheng 土城區 is one of Taipei's southern suburban districts known for being an industrial and residential area. Technology giants like Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) are located here. But that's just one part of Tucheng. Another one is located in the mountains, which are full of hiking trails and marvelous temples. If you decide to visit this part of Taipei, here are my must see places: Wugu-Xiandi Temple, Chengtian Temple, Puan Hall, Myōkaku Zen Temple and the Tonghua Park.

2. Points of interest

Below are selected points of interest of Tucheng District. The ones I have already blogged about are linked in • bold, check them out. The ones without link are on my list to visit. Tip: To open links in new tab, hold down Ctrl or ⌘ while clicking on the link.

▷ INTERESTING AREAS

• Tonghua Park 桐花公園

▷ SIGHTS

• Puan Hall 土城普安堂
• Huang Hsiang Empire 皇翔帝國

▷ TEMPLES

• Chengtian Temple 承天禪寺
• Myōkaku Zen Temple 妙覺禪寺
• Shanxi Temple 善息寺
• Wugu-Xiandi Temple 土城五穀先帝廟

▷ MUSEUMS

• Nougat Museum 牛軋糖博物館

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