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Longtou

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Shizhao Longtou Leisure Farm’s forest area has a strange tree that is shaped like a dragon, and this is where the name “dragon head” comes from. There are leisure trails and attractive natural scenery to be enjoyed in the Longtou area.

 

Longtou has an elevation of 1280 meters and the gorge at the side of the road is often filled with clouds and mist in the afternoon, which is the Alishan Highway’s renowned cloud sea. On the other side of the road the slope is covered in makino bamboo. The area is moist and cool, suitable for growing high mountain vegetables, and cabbages, high mountain celery, shitaki mushrooms etc are grown here. There are also tea plantations; the tea produced retains its flavor well when brewed because of the cool temperature and is called “Alishan tea.” Tea lovers should consider paying a visit to spend a cultured hour or three enjoying the local tea.

Must Eat Dishes

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

Longding Trail

The entrance is at the 57.5 K point on Provincial Highway 18, next to the Meiyuan Hotel. It is a leisure trail that is around 700 meters long and takes around 40 minutes to walk there and back. The trail is lined by moso bamboo and has three wooden pavilions for resting.

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 57.7 k marker.

Last Updated:2017-08-04 17:44

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