Nantou Weather

Nantou County spreads over 4,100 square kilometers in the heart of Taiwan. It is punctuated by Taiwan’s highest peak, Mt. Jade, which is surrounded by a “sea of green” containing 41 mountains that rise above 3,000 meters. The island’s longest river, the Zhuoshui, winds through the county, which is also home to Taiwan’s most beautiful body of water, giving it a truly astonishing abundance of natural beauties.

Nantou boasts incredible natural wonders, a pleasing climate, rich cultural variety, an abundance of agricultural production, and hospitable residents. Seven tour routes give access to the best the country has to offer in all seasons. You can go for a hike in the spring, dip in cheerful mountain springs in summer, marvel at the stars and moonlight in autumn, and kick up a snow fight in winter. Here in Nantou you will find all the moods you might wish to experience--just relax, be cheerful, feel free, find joy, and be fascinated or meditate in peace when you come to this enchanting county.

Jiujiufeng is on the border of Caotun Town and Guoxing Village. It has lush greenery and rich ecological resources, as well as a 2.5km forest trail.

This park concentrates the brilliance of Taiwan’s crafts and designs and offers visitors a chance to learn about craftsmaking through DIY activities and tour guide explanations. Suitable for the family.

Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

049-236-7805

With Taiwan as its theme, this large shopping and cultural village provides visitors a chance to see and experience Taiwan’s culture of the past 100 years.

Open 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

049-230-5000

The Dragon and Phoenix twin waterfalls plunge more than 40 meters. The trail has been improved, making it easier to reach the waterfall and allowing visitors to take in the clean air of the tree-covered area.

Filled with cultural relics, this structure has been designated as a cultural heritage site. Each year it holds poetry writing and calligraphy contests as well as activities for the Prayer Cultural Season.

Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

049-222-1184

With a length of 204 meters, it’s the longest ladder bridge in Taiwan. From it you can see the High Speed Rail in the distance, as well as the highway and Changhua plain. The view includes tea farms and pineapple fields.

Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

049-229-2556

Located on Bagua Mountain, this temple is an important place of worship where visitors can enjoy endless views of tea farms. It’s also famous for the Songbo evergreen tea.

Kokomu has been making Christmas ornaments, nutcracker dolls, German windmills, glass globes, jewelry boxes, and music boxes for the past 40 years. The workshop includes an exhibition of the music boxes it has made over the years. Visitors can make wooden musical bells and paint wooden articles. And there’s a children’s playroom and an outdoor lawn.

Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(closed on Tuesday)

049-291-7803

Hengji city once nurtured professional papermaking craftsmen, building a firm foundation for Taiwan’s papermaking industry. Here, visitors can learn about the origin of paper and how to use the bark of the paper mulberry tree to make pulp. Visitors can experience the different stages of paper making.

Open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

0937-197-217

This unique piece of architecture is a symbol of the love and solidarity between Taiwan and Japan. The “toughness of paper and the softness of steel” is the main theme of the Paper Dome and the Newland Community Education Center. In the center, each piece of installation art has meaning. Each stalk of grass is the cradle of caterpillars, and each nectar plant is a heaven for butterflies.

Open Sundays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and national holidays open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

049-291-4922#21~23