Xitou Nature Education Area (Xitou Forest Recreation Area)

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Xitou Nature Education Area, also known as Xitou Forest Recreation Area, is one of Taiwan’s most noted attractions in Nantou County along with Sun Moon Lake and Cingjing Farm. Located in Nantou Lugu Town, Xitou Nature Education Area (Xitou Forest Recreation Area) has an altitude of 1,150 meters with an area of 2,500 hectares, comprised of an experimental forest of the National Taiwan University (NTU), and diverse varieties of plants include red Chinese cypresses, ginkgo trees and cypress. It is also an excellent place for bird-watching as more than 7,000 bird species have been spotted in the area. With the average temperature about 16.6 degrees Celsius, it is a popular summer resort in Taiwan.

Daxue Pond, meaning University Pond in Chinese, is the landmark of Xitou Nature Education Area with a bamboo bridge right above the pond, boasting picturesque sceneries especially during misty days. Divine tree of about 3,000 year-old may also be spotted with height of 42 meters and 16 meters of width, and bamboo forests lined by thousands of bamboo trees that create distinctive views. With abundant natural beauties and ecosystem, Xitou Nature Education Area is the perfect escape from the bustling city life.

Please visit the official web site of Xitou Nature Education Area (Xitou Forest Recreation Area) for more information.
 
K.Lin

Directions:

By Car :
1. National number 1 highway(國道一號), exit Zhongching offramp(中清交流道), connect to Tai 74 route(台74線), switch to Tai 14 route(台14線) to National number 3 highway(國道三號), towards Zhushan offramp(竹山交流道), switch to Tai 3 route(台3線) towards county highway 151 route(151縣道), pass Lugu(鹿谷) to reach.

By Bus :
1. Take Taichung(台中)/Nantou(南投)/Caotun(草屯)/Zhushan(竹山)/Douliou(斗六) Buses to Shanlinsi(杉林溪) directly.

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