No, Xitou is not a fictional character or the male counterpart of Xena. It is a unique natural tourist attraction in Taiwan that you must definitely consider visiting. If you have been to other Asian destinations but have not been to Central Taiwan, you might be surprised that Central Taiwan has rich hills and mountains that look as though they were directly imported from Colorado or Switzerland. Also, the climate is neither hot nor humid. Xitou is located in the county of Nantou in the central regions of Taiwan. Nantou’s average temperature in summer is a cool 20° Celsius. And unlike other Asian tourist spots that you may have visited, there are no white-sand beaches or colorful coral reefs in Nantou, which is not a problem, really.
Found on Phoenix Hill in Lugu Village and set among tall mountains on its sides, Xitou is actually an experimental forest of the National Taiwan University. It is a unique resort that is teeming with cedars, red spruces, and Chamaecuparis obtuse, just to mention [Read more…]