Next Stop: Heping
It has the most magnificent scenes in Taiwan all year round.
The areas along the mountains are usually full of ecological resources and prosperous agriculture. Because of the unique geographical features of Heping District, it has the most magnificent scenes in Taiwan all year round. Thus, Heping must definitely be on your itinerary when visiting Taichung, enabling you to have a blast in the forests and enjoy all kinds of cuisines as well.
Siyuan Wind Gap
Siyuan Wind Gap is right at the adjacent point between Yilan and Taichung; it also functions as the dividing line between Lanyang and Dajia Rivers. Situated at an altitude of 1948 meters above sea levels, Siyuan Wind Gap offers a spectacular view of red maples in autumn, adding brightness to the rivers. It snows lightly here in winter and is a good spot for watching the snow fall.
Lishan Scenic Area
Lishan Scenic Area not only has rich natural resources but also facilities like Lishan Guest House, Lishan Culture Museum, sightseeing garden, market, etc.; every year from January to April is the perfect time to come to Lishan for blossom viewing.
Wuling Farm is situated at a high altitude above sea level and has become a popular vacation spot in the summertime. Due to the pretty maple trees all over the mountains, Wuling Farm is crowned as “Jiuzhaigou in Taiwan”. The charisma of Wuling Farm in every season makes tourists want to linger a little bit longer.
Lileng Tribe is located around Central Cross-Island Highway at 26 meters in Bo'ai Village, Heping District, Taichung City. Due to its geographical feature of facing the river in front and having a mountain as backdrop, the temperature is pleasant. Since Lileng Area was developed later, natural resources here are well kept. The presence of many native plants, insects, birds, frogs, butterflies, etc., makes it a paradise for many ecologists and photographers.
Next to Yansheng Waterfall, also named Taoshan Waterfall, many garden crotons surround a resting pavilion. In autumn, vivid red leaves and the falling water make for an amazing view. The temperature of the waterfall constantly stays below 13 Celsius. So when approaching the water, you will feel the coolness instantly, easing your body heat.
Daxue Mountain Forest Recreation Area
Daxue Mountain is located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. With a huge space of 1104 hectares, Daxue Mountain National Forest Recreation Area offers various well-loved recreations to visitors.
Fulu Mountain Farm
Fulu Mountain Farm is nestled between Hehuan and Xue Mountains. Occupying a space of over 800 hectares, the farm offers an impeccable view of a sea of clouds and village scenery. Fulu Mountain Farm also has four distinct seasons, contributing completely diverse views at different times.
Deji Reservoir, on the upper part of Dajia River, is the first arch-shaped Reservoir. Standing at 180 meters, it is one of the highest dams in Asia. In front of the Reservoir, the shades of the lake appear different: from light green to even dark blue, depending on where you stand and watch.
Previously owned by the Taiya Tribe, Songhe Tribe was named after white Egrets looking like cranes frequently seen around Dajia River. Linchang Lang which crosses through the center of the Songhe Tribe, used to be a forest railway in the old days. The old dormitories are still well kept, despite how time flies, and are a must-see attraction in the Songhe Tribe area.
Bashan Mountain Forest Recreation Area
Bashan Mountain Forest Recreation Area is one of the largest forest recreation areas in Taiwan, full of hot springs and woodlands. The iconic plants in Bashan Mountain Forest Recreation Area are Taiwan Red and White Pines, Calocedrus formosana, cedars, Fagaceae, etc. In addition, Shiwen and Jiabao Rivers here both offer clean water, earning them a good reputation as the “Top 2 Famous Spring Water in Taiwan”.
Guguan Hot Spring
Guguan Hot Spring has Bashan Mountain as its backdrop and also faces Dajia River. The Hot Spring Culture Museum, Shaolai Trail, Shaolai Suspension Bridge, Guguan Suspension Bridge, Taiwan Pines, etc., are among the well-known scenic spots around Guguan Hot Spring. It's said that after Emperor Meji bathed in Guguan Hot Spring, he successfully had a baby boy. Thus, Guguan Hot Spring is also known as the “Hot Spring that Helps Mothers to Give Birth to Boys”.
Ma'an Dam Ecological Park
To offer feedback to the local community, Taiwan Power Company decided to turn Dajia River Power Plant into an ecological power plant in 2013, benefitting ecology and resource education through traveling. The scenic spots in the Park that are well worth a visit include Ecological Painting, Technology Center, Meditation Pavilion, Egret Island, Tianlun Suspension Bridge, Tianlun Branch, Power Plant Garden, Power Plant Administration Center, etc.
Roll in Farm
Once crowned as the No.1 Hidden Scenic Spot in Taiwan online, Roll in Farm is nestled in Zhongkeng Village, Heping Dist.rict, Taichung City at an altitude of some 1100 meters above sea level. The pretty valley view and the sea of clouds beneath are simply stunning. At night, stars and a myriad of twinkling lights from homes are woven together, making Roll in Farm the best spot to watch stars and meteor showers.