Qingshui District in Taichung City
|Special municipality||Taichung City|
|• Total||64.1709 km2 (24.7765 sq mi)|
|• Rank||13 out of 29|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
Qingshui is located on the Qingshui Plain of Taiwan. It borders the Taiwan Strait to the west, the Dajia River to the north, and the Dadu Plateau to the east. Qingshui shares borders with Da'an, Dajia, and Waipu to the north, Shengang to the east, and Wuqi and Shalu to the south.
The earliest evidence of humans living in this area is from 4000 years ago in the Neolithic Age. The archaeological site is preserved in the Niumatou Site. Before the influx of the Han Chinese, this area was known as Gomach (牛罵頭) by the Papora people.
In the Qing Dynasty, the Kangxi Emperor opened up the area for Chinese settlement. During this time, the area was known as Niumatou, which is an alternative pronunciation of Gomach. The two largest families that moved into this area were the Yang and the Tsai. Today, these two surnames remain as the most prominent surnames in Qingshui.
After the Nationalists took over, the Japanese name was preserved but with the Chinese pronunciation Qingshui Township. It was located within Taichung County. In 2010, Taichung County was promoted into a special municipality, and Qingshui was promoted from a "township" to a "district".
- Gaomei Wetlands: a 701-acre wetland formed when an embankment was constructed for the Port of Taichung, causing the Dajia River's sediment to settle in this area.
- Niumatou Site: a Neolithic archaeological site dating from 4000 years ago.
- Taichung City Seaport Art Center
- Wuci Fishery Harbor
- Ziyun Temple: a Buddhist temple dedicated to Mazu, goddess of the sea, dating back to 1750 AD.
Qingshui is served by the following national roads:
- National Freeway 3: The Zhongang System Interchange, which connects to Freeway 4 and the Qingshui Rest Stop are located in the district.
- National Freeway 3: The Zhongang System Interchange, which connects to Freeway 3 and the Qingshui Interchange are located in the district.
- Provincial Highway 1
- Provincial Highway 10
- Provincial Highway 17
- Provincial Highway 61
- Liao Tian-ding, a Robin Hood figure during the Japanese rule.
- Cheng Yen, Buddhist bhikkhu and philosopher
- Paul Chu, physicist
- Tsai Chi-chang, deputy speaker of Legislative Yuan
- Li Jing, TV hostess and model
- Tsai Dui, Minister of Transportation and Communication
- Tsai Chi-chang, politician
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