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Xiding is near the 54K point of Alishan Highway. It is the first place on the highway where mist can be viewed(54-56K) and is also where the sunrise can be viewed, which was why it used to be called “Yiding” (yi meaning sunrise in Chinese)


In the past visitors to Alishan would usually pass straight by but, after a recreational farm area was established by local farmers and artists and Xiding promoted as Alishan’s front garden, with beautiful mountain scenery, good food and aromatic coffee, it now attracts more visitors.


Xiding is located where the warm-temperate zone meets the sub-tropical zone and is also close to the Tropic of Cancer so a wide variety of farm products are produced; its jinxuan tea, qingxin wulong tea, persimmons and butterfly orchids are renowned.


Also, quite a few kinds of wild vegetable are grown locally and these are combined with papaya steamed ice cake, bitter tea oil rice noodles, tea jelly, tea wine, aiyu jelly and other traditional products to make distinctive local dishes.

Must Eat Dishes

High Mountain Tea

High Mountain Tea

The natural environment and climate of Alishan and soil rich in organic matter make the tea grow in the Alishan area sweet and fragrant tea; the tea is regarded as amongst the best tea in Taiwan.

Must Visit Scenic Spots

Eryanping Trail

The trail’s entrance is at the 53.5K point on the Alishan Highway and has a viewing platform. The original trail was about 800 meters long and has been extended by laying a wood plant path up the slope from the pavilion at the end of the original trail.

Must Do Activities

Leisurely Journey Along The Road To Tea

Leisurely Journey Along The Road To Tea

On the road to tea, visitors pick tea, make tea, make snacks DIY and taste creative tea dishes, giving the tea industry cultural depth and diversified development.

Additional travel tips

How to get there?

  1. Driving Information:
    National Highway 3 exit at Zhongpu Interchange→Provincial Highway 18 (Alishan Highway)→arrive when reach 55 k marker.

Last Updated:2017-08-04 17:38

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