Former Residence of Wu Sha

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  • Phone:+886 03 988-1311
  • Address:No.39, Beimen Lane, Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
The Former Residence of Wu Sha is located at Yilan County's Jiaoxi Township, No.39, Beimen Lane. Wu Sha was a person from Zhangpu County in Zhangzhou Prefecture of Fujian, during the Qing Dynasty. Leading around 2,000 immigrants, he settled on the plains of Yilan and was planning on clearing the land. However, he was met with resistance by the aborigine Taiwanese. Later on the aborigines developed smallpox, so Wu Sha, along with the Han, treated them. In the end, he finally gained their trust and was able to clear the land, making way for future development. Because Wu Sha led the Han people in cultivating the land and causing it to prosper, he was a leader who successfully developed the Lanyang Plain. Nowadays, the Former Residence of Wu Sha is located in Jiaoxi Township's Wu Sha Village, on Kailan Road. It is a traditional, 100-year old sanheyuan style building. Wu Sha's portrait is enshrined in the main hall, accompanied by couplets on both sides, emphasizing his role as one of the first to lead development in the area. On the walls of the house hang many brief introductions, deeds, and inscribed plaques, all having something to do with Lanyang. The tomb of Madam Wu Sha is also located within Wu Sha Village, and a Wu Sha memorial tablet can be found at Toucheng Township's Kaicheng Temple. Wu Sha's tomb is at New Taipei City's Gongliao District, Renli Village, Aodi. In addition, at Jiaoxis Yuanshan Park, there's a Wu Sha Memorial Hall, built in honor of Wu Sha developing and opening up the plains of Yilan. 


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Saturday 08:00-18:00

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Public transportation: 
Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Toucheng Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9

Take a train to Sicheng Railway Station.