Taibao City, originally named “Gouwei Village,” was the birthplace of Wang Delu, a distinguished general of the Qing Dynasty noted for recruiting forces to assist the Qing government in quelling the Lin Shuang-wen rebellion in Taiwan. He was given the title of “Tai Tze Tai Bao” (prince of Taibao) after his passing. To honor his legacy, the people of Gouwei renamed the town “Taibao.” A number of historic buildings are preserved in the area, including Wang Delu’s official residence, and the Wang family temple, north to the family residence. The memorial tablets of Wang De-lu and other ancestral members are enshrined in the family temple, which was later renovated by the Wang family. A handful of curios, including relics the general used, and imperial decrees given to Wang, are kept in the temple. Taibao City is now home to the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, the seat of Chiayi County Government, and one of the ten stations served by the Taiwan High Speed Rail.