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A charming mountain city—Gukeng Township

A legendary story was told in the quake-stricken area in Caoling after the 921 earthquake. It is said that the Earth God in Yunlin County made a bet with the Earth God in Chiayi County and former lost the bet so he moved the soil of Caoling Mountain to Chiayi County… After 10 years, with joint efforts on post-disaster reconstruction by Gukeng people, the County Government and district offices, the hard-hit Caoling tourism gradually recovered. After Dahuashan commercial area had strengthened its position as the origin of coffee in Taiwan, the popular coffee smell and taste made this town an emerging charming mountain city.