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Chukou

Chukou is the gateway to the Alishan Highway and is the closest lowland settlement to Alishan and is where special produce from Alishan and goods from the lowlands were traded in the past, creating a busy market.

 

In terms of natural landscape Chukou is surrounded by mountains of the Alishan Mountain range on three sides and Bazhang River, flowing south to this point, turns west here. With the meander and suspension bridges it is a well-known scenic spot.

 

In the last few years, with more people travelling domestically, the Alishan National Scenic Area Administration, convenience stores and many other stores have been established here and, as well as the two suspension bridge, new scenic spots have been developed, once again making Chukou a popular tourist destination.

Must Eat Dishes

Bamboo Tube Rice

A bamboo tube from a one year old makino bamboo stem makes an ideal lunch box. The tube is about 80% filled with glutinous rice, cabbage leaves are placed at the bottom to retain the aroma and then it is wrapped tightly in gourd leaves and baked in a fire.

Must Visit

Eternity Suspension Bridges

Eternity Suspension Bridges

Tianchang Suspension Bridge(tianchang=literally heaven is long-enduring) is on the north side of Chukou Bridge. Up the steps is Dijiu Suspension Bridge (dijiu=earth continues long).

Longyin Temple

Longyin Temple

The temple, which enshrines the Ji Gong Living Buddha, is one of the most important sights of Chukou. On the third day of the 10th lunar month every year, the day of the sacrifice ceremony, a grand fire walking ritual is held. The objective of the ritual is to bring people good luck and drive away evil.

Additional travel tips

How to get there?

  1. Driving Information:
    National Highway 3 exit at Zhongpu Interchange→Provincial Highway 18 (Alishan Highway)→Chukou.

Last Updated:2017-08-04 17:33

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