Lukang Old Street

Western Taiwan

Lukang's old commercial hub, Yaolin and Butou Sts, is now a protected heritage zone. The narrow, century-old lanes are worth checking out for their red-tiled flair and for the arty boutiques, crafts shops and old residences, as well as vendors and stores offering sweet tofu pudding, oyster croquettes or a warm pork bun. But keep in mind that the area is heavy with tourists on holidays, so set aside more time if you want to go.

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1. City God Temple


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2. Half-Sided Well

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This now-filled well sits half inside the wall of a residence and half outside. The arrangement is a remnant of humbler days when not everyone could…

3. Mazu Temple

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This holy structure was renovated in 1936, a high period in Taiwan's temple arts. The woodcarvings are particularly fine in the front hall, and the high…

4. Sanshan Guowang Temple

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A small temple originally raised by Hakka migrants who treated it as both a place of worship and a compatriots' association. The resident gods are three…

5. Weiling Temple

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Enshrined here is a deified folk hero of the Ming dynasty – General Liu, known for his valour in fighting the Manchus. When a statue of the general was…

6. Lukang Folk Arts Museum

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The handsome building of this museum was designed by a Japanese architect (who also designed the Presidential Office Building in Taipei) and built in 1919…

7. Nine Turns Lane

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Don't bother counting the turns as you wend your way past some of the oldest and most charming residences in Lukang on Nine Turns Lane. The number nine…

8. Din Family Old House

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This beautifully restored Fujian-style house, founded in the Qing dynasty, is the last remaining imperial scholar's home in Lukang. The Dins were…