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Minxiong Township

     Minxiong Township was originally called Damao (literally “hit the cat”). Located in the center of Chiayi County, in the middle of the Chianan Plain, the district connects with Chiayi County at the south, separated by Niuchouxi. To the west are Singang and Taibao Townships. To the north, are neighboring Dalin and Sikou Townships. The total area measures 85.50 square kilometers and has 28 villages under its administration. Minxiong is the largest township in Chiayi County.
      Minxiong is known for its reasonably priced duck for its tender texture and seasoning. Different restaurants boast unique recipes, offering equally delicious tastes different from one another. On festivals and holidays, food lovers from near and far come. There is also the famous Minxiong meat bun and Songshan lamb cooked in earthen kilns. In terms of agricultural produce, the area predominantly grows pineapples, guavas and cherry tomatoes.
      Minxiong has 8 sights of note. A trip to the Yushan Kaoliang Chiew (literally “alcohol”) Culture Park, which produces Yushan series alcohol, allows visitors to appreciate the unique distilling techniques used by ancestors. The park provides information on all kinds of famous alcohol. It also has a history and factory history exhibit, with commentators. Additionally there is the Chiayi Performing Arts Center, the National Radio Museum, class 3 certified historic site Dashihye Temple and the Old Liu Family Mansion (the Minxiong Haunted House). Everyone is welcome for an in-depth tour of Minxiong, a taste of Minxiong’s goose meat and experience Minxiong’s local folk culture.

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