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Kungkuan Township is located on the west side of Miaoli County, situated between the Ba Jiao Dong Mountain Range and Houlong River. It was a central exploration area of Hakka immigrants during the era of Qianlong Emperor in the Oing Dynasty. Because of this, the Hakka is the dominant population here. “Kungkuan Street” is its old name and it was changed to “Kungkuan City” in the Dao-guang period of the Qing Dynasty. Due to the development of government offices and public buildings in 1895 and the implementation of the Local Institution Law in 1920, the name of “Kungkuan”(office building) has been adopted since then. Taiwan Provincial Highway 6 is the major route that crosses over the Township.  
The only place that produces jujubes (red dates) in Taiwan
The geographical shape of Kungkuan Township is long in the north-south direction and narrow in the east-west direction, with lush forests and approximately equal areas of plains and mountains. Additionally, the Houlong River passing through the Township brings considerable amounts of fluvisols that contain nutrient-rich soils and are great natural resources suitable for planting crops including rice, persimmons, taro, strawberries, mulberries, and pickled (fu) vegetables. In particular, its semi-tropical climate and soils are great for growing jujubes. In fact, Kungkuan Township is the only place growing jujubes in Taiwan.
The ceramic industry used to be prosperous
The Township also has a wealth of natural resources. Natural gas was exploited as early as the Japanese colonial era. As natural gas and pottery and ceramic materials were available, there were up to 18 kilns during its peak time. To date, it is still an important place for producing traditional earthenware pots in Taiwan.  
Bicycling and enjoying good food in the Golden Town
The township has the “Golden Town Leisure Agricultural Area” designated by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan in March 2009. The name of “Golden Town” originated from the blooming of golden flowers on Taiwan Highway 6 in combination with golden waves of rice fields. There are several 
designated bike lanes in this area, and tourists can enjoy rural scenery on their bikes. A few restaurants with jujube-based health foods or Hakka cuisine are worth visiting.