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Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park
The major economic activity in the Houtong region was coal mining. The attractions of Houtong Coal Mine Ecological Park include a coal transporting bridge, the Rui Three Coal Preparation Plant, the remains of a Japanese shrine, Jinzibei Historical Trail, Houtong Train Station and others. The park was organized to re-present the glamor of Houtong's coal mining history. It welcomes tourists to come by and experience the beauty of coal mining and culture.
One of northern Taiwan’s most famed niji temples, or nunneries, Yuantong is a diverse religious center featuring traditional Japanese elements, western culture, and traditional Taiwanese architecture. It is simple yet stately. The temple was founded in 1926 and received a major addition in 1982 when a library specializing in Buddhist studies was built.