Dutch Era Well Restored in Yunlin County

Photos: UDN

A village well dug during the Dutch occupation of Taiwan over 300 years ago, is being restored in Mayuan Village, Gukeng Township, Yunlin County.

Village elders have fond memories of the well, which served as the village’s sole source of water until reticulated water was introduced in the 1950s.

Workers are currently dredging the 55 meter deep well. Water will be tested for safety, and may be used for watering public gardens in the future.

Dutch era well in Yunlin County

Well restoration

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