Introducing the Villages
Area: 2.9776 square kilometers
Households: About 427
Population: About 1254 individuals
Village Chief: Huei-cin Jhong
Village Officer:Sie Lai-fa
Village Office Address: No. 54-6, Makou Village, Madou District, Tainan City
Village Office Telephone: 06-5702059
Introduction and history:
The jurisdiction of Makou Village includes the two hamlets of Madoukou and Fanzailiao. Many years ago, this village was situated within Jialixingshe at the entrance to Madoushe. The western corner of this area bordered Zilong Village of Jiali District and was once called Madoukou (entrance to Madou) as it was the path through which people entered the area. The old Madoukou Zhuang was located at the exact location of Binghan Tower. Makou Village was the place where the great white pomelos of Madou were first grown and offered high quality fruits.
The earliest settlers of the Village would be members of the Li Clan. It was said that members of the Li clan also brought the Prince of Madoukou to Taiwan who then built a shrine for him. Other major clans in this village included the Huang, Shen, Chen, and Gao clans. Bao'an Gong (Bao'an Temple) serves as the center of faith and provide seats for the Five Princes of a Thousand Years.
Fanzailiao was originally an indigenous settlement, with Chen, Yang, and Zeng being the three main clans. At its height of development, the settlement had over 200 households. However, this number has dwindled to less than 100 today. The settlement is known for its scallions. Chaotian Gong (Chaotian Temple) serves as the center of faith, and is devoted to the worship of Tianshang Shengmu (Divine Heavenly Empress) and Zhongtan Yuanshuai (Marshal Nezha of the Central Altar).
Madou Industrial Park is located within this village, with major companies establishing themselves within the Park over time, adding employment opportunities for people around Madou. Shuixian Gong (Temple of the Water Prince) of Binghan Tower is dedicated to the worship of Shuixian Zunwang (High Prince of the Water). The temple receives many supplicants, donations, and tourists every day.