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Jhuilu Old Trail (Taroko)+Hehuanshan

Jhuilu Old Trail (Taroko)+Hehuanshan

Date: 2020-03-10 Number of Visitors: 1412

Roadmap (refer to the description below)

Small Mountain Town – Ji’an Township, Hualien County

“Round-the-Town Cycling Route” trail in Ji’an is Taiwan’s one and only cycling network that incorporates sceneries of the mountains and the sea. Moreover, Ji’an’s charming farming villages, rich cultures and history of its immigrants, and other unique landscape are also all the elements that make the town fascinating.   Ji’an Township possesses great natural resources that are perfect for the building of a comprehensive town-wide leisure and recreation tourism system. As our effort to set up a round-the-town route with leisure landscape and create a superior living environment for Ji’an, the township government has, supported by central government’s subsidies, completed the following cycling routes: “Mountain Route”, “Water Route”, “Field Route”, and “Chuying Route”. In addition, an overall network for Hualien County has also gradually been established. Visitors to Ji’an have already all been mesmerized by its tranquil and natural surroundings. 

Ji’an Township

Shakadang

Shakadang Trail follows alongside Shakadang River – its magnificently splendid gorge, crystal clear river, beautiful folded rocks, and lush green forests are the Trail’s most attractive features. Shakadang Trail is situated at an altitude of 60m, where the slope is fairly gentle and the forests offer diverse ecological treasures – all kinds of banyan trees and large-leaved Nanmus are easily spotted. On steeper areas, lithophytes are mostly grown here – Taiwan Giantreed and Dwarf Lilyturf are the most common plants seen here. With the flourishing forests and crystal-clear rivers, Shakadang Trail offers suitable habitats for various kinds of animals, nurturing an ubiquitously lively environment.

Shakadang

Zhuilu Old Road

Zhuilu Old Road is a segment of the Cross-Hehuan Mountain Old Road left behind from the period of Japanese rule. Along the Road, there still stand today sites of tribal remains and monuments, which are of significant historical and cultural values; the Old Road has therefore been designated as a “Heritage Conservation Area”. In 2008, Zhuilu Old Road once again opened to the public after renovations and maintenance were done by the Taroko National Park Headquarters. Anyone interested in visiting the Old Road would have to apply entrance permit with the Headquarters in advance. Zhuilu Old Road would allow its visitors to experience abundant primitive natural sceneries, and learn about the rare and precious native plants. Looking over Yayung Paru gorge from the Old Road’s trail, visitors would enjoy the most spacious view as they walk over the trail and above the clouds. Parts of the trails along Zhuilu Old Road are crossing over the great Zhuilu Cliff with extremely narrow pathways, forming an approximately 500m differential distance in height relative to Yayung Paru Valley; it is therefore considered a highly challenging Hiking Trail.

Zhuilu Old Road

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is a famous natural lake in Taiwan at an altitude of 760m. It is surrounded by layers of green mountains and magnificent views – everywhere you look is a painting of the most splendid mountainous and lakeview sceneries. Various kinds of fish can be found in the Lake if you like to enjoy fresh and delectable dishes. But all in all, travelers should visit Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan’s largest inland lake, for the breathtaking lakeside views that offer sights varying in four seasons and at different times of the day. Source: Government Open Data Platform / Data on Scenic Spots in Nantou

Sun Moon Lake
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