Bade District: The Second Largest District in Northern Taoyuan
Bade district was originally named Bakuaicuo and was first developed by people from Fujian at the beginning of the Qianlong Regime during the Qing Dynasty. It was named Bakuaicuo because there were eight households settling there, and Bakuaicuo means eight houses. It was renamed as Bade Township in 1946 and became Bade City in 1995. On December 25, 2014, Bade City was renamed as BadeDistrict of Taoyuan City.
Although 48% of the district is farmland, less than 10% of the local residents practice agriculture. Most of the local residents are engaged in business and manufacturing. Since Bade District is adjacent to Taoyuan District, its industrial and business development started quite early. Thanks to National Highway No. 3, Taoyuan Inner Beltway, and the Danan Exit, Bade's future success is promising.
Most citizens here are of Fujian origin; that makes the veteran village culture and veteran homes are other distinctive features of the district. Dabei Pond in front of Yongan Temple in Da'an Li has gorgeous scenery all year round and is a habitat for many different bird species. This makes Bade District an ideal spot for bird watching.