At the mention of Guanshan Township, most people will think of endless rice paddies and humble farming villages. Not only is Guanshan Township the home of rice, but it was also an important town during the Japanese Occupation Period and many historic Japanese buildings remain standing today. You will find glimpses of our history tucked away in alleys and lanes. We’ve organized a map to stroll through the historic town of Guanshan which includes hidden gems that only the locals know of. Follow our footsteps and get to know Guanshan Township on a classic date with us.
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Brief Introduction to Guanshan Township’s History
The Old Guanshan Town was once called Terateran. The Amis people gave the land this name due to the surrounding mountains and many boogie worms. The name was changed to Lilong Office during the Japanese Occupation Period, then it slowly became the center for administration, police, and commerce for northern Taitung. After the Restoration of Taiwan post-WWII, Guanshan Township continued to develop. The completion of the Guanshan Canal provided convenience for agriculture which led to Guanshan becoming the home of rice. Under the County Government’s promotion and assistance, Guanshan Township has become an important tourist destination along the East Rift Valley.