Lugang- Taiwan's Historical Town鹿港

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7 Thing You Must Eat in Lugang

Lugang's Amazing Tian Hou Gong Temple

Lugang's Glass Temple

 

 

Lugang Township 鹿港 literally means "Deer Harbor". This name comes from a time when wild deer roamed the area and the town was actually on the coast. Today, however, runoff and silt has moved the coast quite a distance away and there are almost no deer to be seen.

 

 

Lugang Township Old street and Alleys

 

 

The Lugang of today is still a bustling little place. The preserved architecture and alleyways have attracted visitors to the town for many years and it has become a popular destination to see bits and pieces of old Taiwan and enjoy some traditional foods.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

The symbol of Lugang is the deer and can be seen all over town including here on top of street signs.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

Visiting Lugang now consists of a few attractions. The Old Street is a collection of streets and alleyways full of vendors and food set among old Taiwanese houses and storefronts.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

Vendors are always eager to let you try their merchandise.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

There are great snacks and foods available all over Lugang. Here is our page on What to eat in Lugang.

 

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

Getting to Lugang is easy by car. Just follow Route 142 West from the city of Chang Hua all the way to its end. There are also plenty of direct buses from Chang Hua to Lugang. The trip takes about 35 minutes.

 

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

A map of  Lugang and where the old street and Tian Hou Gong temple are situated.

 

 

 

 

There are pleny of signs around Lugang in English and Chinese showing the various spots of the town.The Jiuqu Lane is an interesting place to walk through.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

The Old Street of Lugang is also bustling and busy.

 

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

As you wander around the alleys of Lugang near the old street, you will notice upkept and refinished old Taiwanese style houses.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

The houses and alleys give you a sense of life in old Taiwan.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

Today, many of the houses are still used as residences and some have been turned into shops or restaurants for visitors.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

A shop selling old Taiwan souvenirs.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

A shop selling traditonal signs and trinkets from the old days of Taiwan.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

Wandering the alleys of Lugang is fun and there are great angles for photographers to capture unique images.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

A vendor hangs colorful scarves along an alley in Lugang.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

More signs for visitors to explore different alleys and houses of Lugang.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

A residence along an old alley of Lugang.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

Some houses still have water pumps direct to the wells. In the old days, wells, were scattered all over the town for villagers to use.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

The famous "Half Well" was actually a private well located in the foyer of a household. The Wang family, who owned the well, decided to open half the well to the alley so the less fortunate could use it as well.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

The Nine Turns Alley is a famous place in Lugang. The houses were built in a T shape instead of a square configuration. This was to limit the effects of the strong September winds that blew through the town.  In the winter, these houses have more moderate temperatures.

 

 

More interesting houses and brickwork in Lugang.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

There are several small temples peppered across Lugang. Many are found within the small alleyways.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

A small Tibetan temple with prayer wheels sits near the Lugang Old Street.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

High story buildings are rare in Lugang, however, this one stands at 3 stories and is very unique.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

Tour maps can be found in English around the towns and alleyways.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

At nightfall, the day visitors leave and the old street becomes quiet again. Many vendors begin to pack up for the day so not much happens at night in Lugang.

 

 

Lugang Taiwan Old Street and Alleys

 

 

Other Sites Related to Lugang:

7 Thing You Must Eat in Lugang

Lugang's Amazing Tian Hou Gong Temple

Lugang's Glass Temple

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