Often called Fuxing Park, the famous Jiaoban Mountain Park is situated on the southwest part of Mount Jiaoban. This mountain park is an ideal location for hiking, sightseeing, family picnicking and other recreational activities. The refreshing greenery and landscape, combined with the mild and moderate climate surrounding the mountain is perfect for relaxation and escape from the hustle and bustle on the city centre. Inside the park, several features and recreational facilities are provided for visitors including the Park Villa, the beautiful plum garden, mystery tunnel and international sculpture park.
The Flower Kingdom of Taoyuan
Taoyuan is one of Taiwan’s most picturesque locales, as indeed may be gleaned from its titles “The Flower Kingdom” and “Land of a Thousand Ponds”. This breathtaking place may only be a little ways off Taipei, but it definitely offers more than enough to the tourist to rival the country’s capital. Particularly interesting is its natural beauty, which provides a stark contrast to Taipei’s often aggressively modern and sterile appeal.
Taoyuan is the site of the Dongyanshan National Forest Recreation Area, where nature-lovers can indulge in hikes, birdwatching, and simple relaxation. It is also the location of Yeheng Terraces, and the famed Xinwu Green Tunnel—both of which are strong favorites among sightseers and travelers. Flora is breathtaking throughout the county, with cherry and peach trees blossoming throughout the area and lotuses spreading a pink flush over its lakes. And when the latter bloom, their fragrance suffuses the place for miles, wrapping enraptured sightseers in a blanket of perfume.
Taoyuan is also the site of Cihu—where the original mausoleum of Chiang Kai-Shek may be found. Cihu is culturally significant to all Taiwanese, and is also a sight for sore eyes with its serene 8-acre lake and verdant landscaping.
Besides it, tourists coming to the area also stop by places such as the enormous Shimen Reservoir, the Baisha Cape Light House casting its illumination over the Taiwan Strait, Longtan Tourist Pond with its palace floating on an island in its middle, Lala Mountain with its impressive juniper forests, the gorgeously forested Hutou Mountain Park, and the Japanese structures of Da River Old Street. Modern attractions like malls in the urban locations, as well as structures such as the Window on China Theme Park—which has the tallest water flume ride in all of Asia, by the way—complete the appeal of this scenic location.
While famous for housing the biggest airport in Taiwan, the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, this once peach-filled area also developed a name for its distinctive attractions such as the natural hotspots, beautiful mountains, the Hakka culture, rustic areas and military communities and more. Today, Taoyuan has evolved into a beautiful modern place that attracts more and more visitors each year to explore its beauty and story. In addition, culture and festivals in Taoyuan are also highly anticipated not only by the locals but also by people from other counties.
While the most common Taiwan festivals are rooted from Chinese traditions and religion, Taoyuan offers a more fascinating blend of [Read more…]
Situated at the intersection between Taoyuan City and Gueishan Township, Hutou Mountain Park is one of the popular hiking spots in Taoyuan County. Local people going up the mountain usually start in front of Jingihong Village Center and No. 479 Changsgou Road. The entire day trip takes nearly 90 minutes to tour some ancient structures and attractions such as Minglun Sasheng Temple, Martyr’s Shrine, Confucius Temple, Yat-Sen Park, Huweiliao and more.
Hutoushan Mountain has an elevation of 251 meters, the highest point in Taoyuan City and a natural barrier from the strong northeast [Read more…]
Located in Xiayun Village, Fuxing Township, Dongyanshan National Forest Recreation Area, also known as Eastern Eye Mountain, covers an area of 916 acres, with an elevation of 650 to 1212 meters above sea level. The recreation area is found at the base of Snow Mountain Range, belonging to the Dahan River catchments. With its strategic location behind the hill, it blocks the fierce northeast monsoon, making the climate in the district warm and comfortable. Because of accessible and convenient transportation, the area is ideal for day-trips.
There are numerous attractions inside the national park, with lofty trees such as Japanese Cedar, Chinese Fir and many temperate [Read more…]
Being caught in sickness while traveling may be the last thing you’ll be thinking of when you are planning your vacation trip. However, thinking beforehand and taking steps to make sure you are protected from harm or catastrophe is much better than disregarding it – and later, not knowing what to do in case you get sick. It is common sense that an ounce of prevention is much better than a pound of cure. Indeed, while this old adage sounds silly to some, this isn’t so silly if it concerns your travel health. Maintaining good health in Taoyuan can be achieved by knowing proper guidelines on the immunizations required, common diseases, medical insurance as well as road safety. Below are some tips to keep you in good shape while traveling to Taoyuan County.
Before entering the country, yellow fever vaccination is required for travelers coming from yellow-fever infected areas. Other [Read more…]
Located south of Longtan, the Leofoo Village Theme Park is one of Taiwan’s famous amusement parks. Established in 1994, the park consists of four themes or areas including the Wild West, African Safari, Arabian Kingdom and South Pacific. Covering a vast area of 100 acres, this theme park has become the first leisure park that combines aspects of both a recreational park and theme park, creating a tangible environment that includes buildings, a huge landscape, plants, food and beverage, recreational facilities, clothes, merchandise and music. With this, the park offers an exciting and worthwhile experience for every visitor.
Besides the themes, the park now has over 30 famous recreational facilities including Pagoda’s Revenge, Mighty Mountain Flue [Read more…]