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Datong Township is a mountain indigenous township in the southwestern part of Yilan County, Taiwan. It is the second largest township in Yilan County after Nan-ao Township.GeographyIt is predominantly populated by Taiwanese aborigines of the Atayal Tribe. The township is dominated by rugged mountains and wide river valleys. Most settlements in the county are located along the Lanyang River valley which runs from the central mountains of Taiwan into the Lanyang Plain. Area: 657.54 km² Population: 6,127 people (2014)AdministrationThe villages of Datong include Daping, Fuxing, Hanxi, Leshui, Lunpi, Mao'an, Nanshan, Siji, Songluo and Yingshi. It was formerly classified as "Savage Land" under Ratō District, Taihoku Prefecture during Japanese rule.EconomyEconomic activities include trucking silt from the Lanyang River for use in cement production and cultivation of tea, cabbage and betel nut palms.Tourist attractions Cingshuei's Geothermal Square (清水地熱廣場) Jioujhihze Hot Spring Lanyang River Mount Taiping Qilan Scenic Recreation Area Songluo National Trail Taipingshan Scenic Recreation Area Yulan Tea Cultivation AreaDatong is in Yilan. Take a look at our Taiwan day trip website to refine the details of your trip to Datong.
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