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Dounan (斗南鎮) is a township that in Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Understand[edit]

The original name of Dounan is Taliwu (他里霧), a name taken from one of the branches of an aboriginal tribe. The development of Taliwu had started since the Ming Dynasty, when Koxinga came to Taiwan.

Get in[edit]

By rail[edit]

Dounan Station

The township is accessible by train through the following TRA stations:

  • 1 Dounan station (斗南車站), No. 2, Zhongshan Rd. The station itself was constructed in 1903 and is a mix of Japanese and Western-style architecture. Dounan Station (Q5302269) on Wikidata Dounan railway station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Shigui station (石龜車站). A small station that serves the local residents and is of little interest to visitors. Shigui Station (Q7496446) on Wikidata Shigui railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

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See[edit]

Culture and history[edit]

  • 1 Former Dounan Police Precinct Building (斗南分局舊辦公廳舍), No. 170, Zhongshan Road, +88655978391. An historic building that previously served as the police headquarters for the area. There is not much to see or do inside, but the building itself is worth stopping by for a few photos.

Temples[edit]

  • 2 Dounan Shun'an Temple (斗南順安宮), No. 126, Section 1, Chang'an Road, +88655972541. 08:00-18:00. A temple that is primarily dedicated to Mazu that was constructed in 1736.
  • 3 Slta-vana Temple (寒林寺), 630 Zhongzheng Rd, +88655973055. A temple dedicated to the victims of the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. Slta-vana Temple (Q36461003) on Wikidata

Museums[edit]

  • 4 Yunlin Environmental Education Pavilion (雲林環境教育館), Nanchang Road, +88655962507. Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun: 10:00-18:00. As the name suggests, it's a small indoor educational exhibit of some of the flora and fauna of the surrounding area. Most of the material is provided in Chinese only.

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Parks and nature[edit]

  • 1 Taliwu Cultural Park (他里霧文化園區), No. 27, Nanchang Road, +88655962507. 07:00-18:00. A small area with some information on, and exhibits relating to, the local culture.

Sport[edit]

  • 2 Yunlin County Stadium (雲林縣政府體育場). A multi-use stadium that is able to hold 10,000 people. Yunlin County Stadium (Q8061310) on Wikidata Yunlin County Stadium on Wikipedia
  • 3 Yunlin Dounan Field (雲林縣立斗南田徑場), No. 150號, Datong Road, +88655962170. A small stadium beside a running track.

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