In the 17th century, during the Dutch era, the area was named Favorolang, said to have derived from the ethnonym Babuza, a tribe of the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines. During this time, it was one of the largest and most powerful aboriginal villages in Taiwan.
The local High Speed Rail station is located in Huwei Township:
- 1 Yunlin station (雲林), 301 Zhanqian E Rd.
Culture and history
- 1 Yunlin Story House (雲林故事館). The museum building was originally constructed in 1920–1923 and opened for the residence of the Huwei County Magistrate of the Japanese government. After the handover of Taiwan back to China in 1945, the building was used for the residence of Huwei District Director.
- 2 Huwei Old Station (Huwei Tourist Center) (虎尾驛(虎尾遊客中心)), No. 10, Zhongshan Road, ☏ . 09:00-18:00. Housed in an old train station, the area hosts information on the tourist attractions in the area.
- 3 Huwei Sugar Factory (虎尾總廠), No. 2, Zhongshan Road, ☏ . 08:00-18:00. An historic factory that refines sugar from sugar cane. There's isn't much to do or see in the factory itself, but many locals come to watch the old train haul the sugar from the factory to be transported for distribution.
- 4 North Creek Papermaking Art Village (北溪剪紙藝術村), ☏ .
- 5 Huwei Dexing Temple (虎尾德興宮), No. 172, Zhongzheng Road, ☏ . 05:00=22:00.
- 6 Sanbao Temple (三寶宮), ☏ .
- 7 Huwei Mazu Temple (虎尾天后宮), No. 18, Beiping Road, ☏ . 06:00-21:00.
- 8 FuAn Temple (虎尾福安宮), No. 13, Xinsheng 5th Road, ☏ . 06:00-21:30.
- 9 Yunlin Hand Puppet Museum (雲林布袋戲館). The museum hosts a number of exhibits on puppetry as well as the history of the building itself.
Parks and nature
- 1 Huwei Night Market (虎尾夜市), Guangfu Road, ☏ . Fri: 17:00-01:00.