Nan-t'ou Things to Do

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    Cingjing Farm's Green Green Grassland

    by somsakmah Written Jun 25, 2013

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    Cingjing farm is possibly one of the more famous, if not the most famous, farms in Taiwan. Situated at approx 1,700m above sea level, the Green Green Grassland provides a very breezy and cooling place for the sheep and visitors to roam around. This area is rather big too, so prepare for a bit of walking, sometimes up and down slopes. During weekends there are also sheep shearing demonstrations. Visitors can also feed the sheep using food purchased from vending machines. There are also some snack shops near the entrance of Green Green Grassland where one can grab a local snack or a pint of goat's milk.

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    Cingjing Farm's Small Swiss Garden

    by somsakmah Written Jun 25, 2013

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    Cingjing Farm's small swiss garden is a beautiful landscaped 'small' garden with a pond in the middle. It is small. There are pigeons, ducks, swans and fishes visitors can feed by buying food from vending machines. A beautiful garden where one can just sit around and relax. There is a 'musical fountain' show at specific times of the day and night.

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    The various faces of Sun Moon Lake

    by somsakmah Written May 10, 2013

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    Possibly one of the most famous, if not the MOST famous, tourist attraction in the Nantou county in Taiwan is Sun Moon Lake. It is said that the southern part of the lake looks like a new moon while the northern part resembles the sun. Besides the various attractions such as temples, hotels and eateries around the lake, the lake itself is beautiful enough as an attraction of its own. View it with the sunrise, with the morning fog, the sunny afternoon, or the melancholic night, each view evokes a different feeling.

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    Jade Mountain National Park (¥É¤s°ê®a¤½¶é)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    In the park the old geologic strata and the changeable topographies of steep cliffs, canyon and broken ridges combined with the additional factors of its height and climate make of a rich Ecosystem. There are many precious resources such as the lots of rare woods, plants and wild animals. The great many of mountains within the park have become the heaven of the mountain-lovers. Besides, other beautiful scenic spots like the old way in Patungkuan, the Tatajya playing and resting area, and the places along the New Central Cross -Island Highway, etc. These are all worth a trip.

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    SML: Lalu Lakeside Trail

    by cal6060 Updated Dec 9, 2013

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    The Lalu Lakeside Trail which is build on a bridge that allows you to cycle on it passing by some local houses, Temple, and beautiful views of palm trees. It was a sunny day with blue sky, I truly enjoyed my cycle here with magnificent views of the Moon Lake.

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    FACV: Aboriginal Villages

    by cal6060 Updated Dec 12, 2013

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    One of the main reasons visiting the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is to experience and learn the culture and living lifestyle of the aboriginal tribes in the island of Taiwan. The walk from the north entrance to the amusement Isle are villages are the largest outdoor displays of traditional houses, crafts, and dance of the Taiwan nine principle aboriginal tribes. You will see the difference in term of their costumes, crafts, customs, traditions, and architecture of their houses.

    The nine aboriginal villages include village of The Paiwan, The Rukai, The Puyuma, The Bunun, The Thao, The Tsou, The Seediq, The Atayal, and The Saisiat.

    In each village, there will respective tribes serving their village with their own costumes, languages, and demonstrate their local crafts, dances, or customs. They have close interaction with their guests to make it more fun for their visit. The cultural shows are available at the appointed time:

    Click here to find out the showtime schedules.

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    SML: Ita Thao town

    by cal6060 Written Dec 13, 2013

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    The Ita Thao town is the one of the two tourist towns in Sun Moon Lake. If you have a longer stay in Sun Moon Lake, this would be another ideal place to find your accomodation. It is a small tourist town line with shop houses selling street foods, souvenirs, restaurants, convenience shops, hotels and guesthouses. This place is more crowed after dark due to its shopping street and night market in the region.

    You can reach here by a ferry or a tourist bus that circle around the lake.

    You can walk to the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway by the Ita Thao Lakeside trail. It has nice views of the lake with some green mountains on the side.

    I would choose to stay in this part of the lake for my next visit to Sun Moon Lake.

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    Chan World of Chung Tai in Nan-t'ou(Puli)

    by slychen Updated May 11, 2005

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    A very famous temple in Puli of Nan-t'ou county. This is not a historical temple and designed by the same architect who designed the Taipei 101. Combined modern and traditional architectural languages with different textures and scale. They don't use candles and santalaceous stuff for worship so it's a very clean temple. I remember there are buses to the temple but make sure the schedule.

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    Liyu lake (in Puli of Nan-t'ou county)

    by slychen Updated May 11, 2005

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    In numerology, this place is good for luck and fortune. There is a road devided this lake into two. One part is more commercial (a hotel on the lake)and the other is quiet. You can ride your bicycle arround the lake. Some people here for fishing. Near the Puli center but the entrance is not very clear.

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    HoHuanShan -look at the view and freeze!

    by matt_of_asia Written Jan 6, 2007

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    HoHuanShan is the highest point on the highway system in Taiwan. It is nice to come up. If you are lucky you can see skiffs of snow when you come up from December to February. -Be warned if there is any chance or skiffs of snow ACTUALLY present expect huge traffic jams. Taiwanese people are MAD to see snow and the lightest dirtiest scummiest slush qualifies as a huge experience for them.
    The traffic is BAD if it snows.

    But the view is amazing, and on normal non-busy days HoHuanShan is a nice place to get out and wander around and take a look at the easiest high point to get to in Taiwan.

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    National Museum of Crafts

    by chewy3326 Written Aug 24, 2006

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    The National Museum of Crafts at Caotun is relatively worth visiting. This free museum, open 9:00 through 17:00, has two floors of exhibits on crafts (particularly hand made crafts). Exhibits are regularly rotated; during July 2006, the museum had a "Five Elements" exhibit on the second floor, which showcased arts that in some way pertained to one of the five elements (fire, earth, metal, air, water). The third floor had an exhibit on wood furniture. Needless to say, the second floor was somewhat more interesting. The museum has a good gift shop.

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    Ninety-nine peaks

    by chewy3326 Written Aug 25, 2006

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    Ninety-nine peaks and Wuxi

    On a clear day, this group of peaks is visible from as far away as Taichung. Ninety-nine peaks (Jiu-jiu feng) (九九峰) is a collection of ninety nine sharp jagged peaks in Caotun. The peaks are unmistakable, and although I can't vouch that there are exactly ninety-nine, I counted at least 47 from one viewpoint. The peaks aren't very tall, but their rugged appearence make them seem so. During the 921 earthquake, there were massive landslides in the peaks, causing large amounts of vegetation to be destroyed; today the peaks are slowly being reforested. In Taiwan there is a legend of a man who lead a rebellion against the Qing rule but failed; the Chinese say that for an emperor to come the island of Taiwan, there must be one hundred peaks in the ninety-nine peaks.

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    Puli

    by chewy3326 Written Aug 25, 2006

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    Puli

    Hidden deep in the mountains, Puli is one of the most attractive towns on the island of Taiwan. The Chinese know Puli for its good water, good wine, good scenery, and good life; the Japanese have quite a different opinion on that. Puli was once marketed as a retirement area to the Japanese, who came, and later left saying that Puli was too crude for their liking. Puli sits at the base of 1000-meter tall peaks, and is the geographic center of Taiwan. Puli was also hard hit by the 921 earthquake. There isn't too much to do in Puli itself; most people come here to explore it's surroundings, like Hehuanshan and Sun Moon Lake.

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    Xitou Forest Recreation Area

    by chewy3326 Written Aug 25, 2006

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    Xitou trails

    Xitou (Stream Source) (溪頭) is one of Taiwan's most popular forest parks. The Xitou forest actually isn't natural, but it is still worth visiting. This mountainous region (elevations between 1400-2000 meters) was logged by the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan in the early part of the 20th century; the Japanese later planted a good amount of the trees here. Today, the forest is an experimental forest for the New Taiwan University (NTU) (Taida University), who have grown various trees in parts of the forest. There are plenty of sights to see and plenty of trails to walk; Xitou is without a doubt quite a charming place. The forest recreation area opens each morning at 7:00; parking is NT 100 and admission is NT 150 per person. When you enter Xitou, there's a sign for the parking lot, but don't enter there; keep on driving the straight road to an older parking lot at the end, which is much closer to the trailheads.

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    Xitou: University Pond

    by chewy3326 Updated Aug 25, 2006

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    University Pond (大學池) (Daxuechi) is the most famous landmark at Xitou. This artificial pond was created by the NTU University (hence the name), and has very turqouise water. A picturesque suspension bridge crosses the pond, and is popular with small children; no more than 10 people are allowed on the bridge at a time. From the bridge there is a view to some of the forested peaks surrounding Xitou. Many of the trees and plants in this area are identified with small signs. There are a couple of small kiosks near the pond where you can sit and rest.

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