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Douliu

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Douliu (斗六) is a city that is the county seat of Yunlin County.

Understand[edit]

Although Douliu is located in one of Taiwan's least touristy regions and doesn't have much to offer, it is still worth passing by.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There is no airport in Douliu. The closest airports are Taichung and Chiayi. This said, from abroad, the best option is to fly to Taoyuan, and take a train to Douliu (less than an hour using high-speed rail).

By train[edit]

High-speed rail (高鐵)[edit]

  • Yunlin (雲林) station, a bit far from everywhere, but with a free bus connection to Douliu

Regular trains (臺灣車)[edit]

Douliu has its own train station (in addition to Dounan (斗南) and Shiliu (石榴), both very near) with frequent direct connections to Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan and Kaohsiung.

  • 1 Douliu station (斗六車站). Douliu Station (Q5302229) on Wikidata Douliu railway station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Shiliu station (石榴車站). Shiliu railway station (Q7496657) on Wikidata Shiliu railway station on Wikipedia

Tourist information is available in Douliu train station.

Get around[edit]

By foot[edit]

The city is small enough to be walkable. However, Douliu is one of the least walkable cities in Taiwan; there are virtually no sidewalk, even in the city center. So the only option is to walk on the road; be cautious with the motorbikes and cars coming from everywhere.

By bicycle[edit]

Cycling is a good option here, as quite some people (especially high school and university students) use bicycle here.

See[edit]

Culture and history[edit]

  • 1 Taiping Street (太平老街), No. 123, Taiping Road, +886 5 533 2000. A preserved section of a street consisting of a number of Japanese colonial-era buildings.
  • 2 House of Citizen-Memorial Hall of Attendance (行啟紀念公民會館), No. 101, Fuqian Street, +886 5 536 2290. A 19th-century building that regularly hosts arts performances and film screenings. House of Citizen-Memorial Hall of Attendance (Q21473088) on Wikidata House of Citizen-Memorial Hall of Attendance on Wikipedia

Temples[edit]

Hushan Temple
  • 3 Hushan Temple (湖山寺), No. 48, Yanshan Road, +886 5 557 2323. 0700-1500. A large, ornate temple complex on the outskirts of the city.
  • 4 Nansheng Temple (南聖宮), No. 301, Nansheng Road, +886 5 532 5335. 0600-2100. A large temple complex dedicated to the traditional Chinese figure Guan Gung (also known as Guan Yu).

Museums[edit]

  • 5 Soy Sauce Brewing Museum (大同醬油黑金釀造館), No. 39, Dougong 2nd Road, +886 5 557 3636. 0830-1730. A soy sauce factory where visitors can tour the facility.

Do[edit]

Sport[edit]

Douliou Baseball Stadium
  • 1 Douliu Baseball Stadium (斗六棒球場), No. 320, Section 2, Mingde North Road, +886 5 551 1173. Mon-Sat, 1800-2200. A 15,000 seat stadium which has hosted a number of games of the CPBL as well as of the Asia Winter Baseball League. Douliu Baseball Stadium on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

Just as in virtually every other city in Taiwan, Douliu has plenty of convenience stores open 24h (such as 7-Eleven or Family Market).

However, there is no shopping mall.

Eat[edit]

  • Plenty of restaurants on 民生南路 (Minsheng South Road), 中山路 (Zhongshan Road) and 太平路 (Taiping Road).

Night markets[edit]

  • 1 Ren Wen night market (人文夜市), Mingde Road, +886 973 622 316. Tue, Sat, 1600-0000. One of the larger night markets in southern Taiwan featuring local snacks and games.
  • 2 Zhuangjing Night Market (莊敬夜市). Wed, Sat, 1700-0000. A small Taiwanese-style night market featuring a variety of local snacks.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Police Dormitory (警察宿舍), No. 16, Yunzhong Street, +886 5 552 3211. Tue-Sun, 1030-1900. A cafe housed in a Japanese colonial-era police dormitory building.

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