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Dongshih Forest

Posted Date:2017/03/23 1130


Dongshih Forest Garden is a low altitude forest home to a variety of animals and plants. It includes natural forest, man-made forest, pure forest and mixed forest. There are forests of cedar trees, tung oil trees, maple trees, Taiwan acacias and plum trees. In early spring, cherry blossom trees flourish in baby green. Fireflies sparkle like thousands of twinkling stars towards the end of spring. Then, all greeneries thicken in summer while tung oil trees bloom in snowy white and Hercules beetles celebrate on top branches. In fall, the mountains are colored by yellow tung oil leaves and red maple leaves. In winter, leafless branches create such desolate beauty. 


6-1, Tung Wo Lam Tin Street, Dongshi Dist., Taichung City
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Traveler rating

  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 8 Average
  4. 17 Very Good
  5. 13 Excellent

Trip Type

  1. 4 Business
  2. 2 Couples
  3. 1 Solo travel
  4. 22 Family
  5. 10 Friends getaway
  • KB C

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    5 2018-04

    For 250 NT per person, you can be admitted into the garden in the evening to come see the fireflies. I thought I had seen lightning bugs as a kid. I was wrong. This fairy wonderland of sparkles...
  • DrGruffalo

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    Beware of unwritten/unreasonable regulations before making reservations

    1 2017-07

    You need to prepay 30% of room cost when you make a booking, and this is just the beginning. If you want to change from a higher rate room to a lower rate room on the same day, they won't refund the...
  • Todd B

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    A bug lover's paradise! Beautiful and not too far from Taichung.

    4 2016-06

    Dongshi Forest Garden is a beautiful county owned forest preserve located fairly close to Taichung (1 hour drive). Once you pay and enter, you have access to lots of trails, gardens, fountains and...
  • charlottecX4260NW

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    中部陽明山 避暑勝地

    4 2018-06

  • shen0630

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway


    4 2018-05


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