Hsitou (River Head)

The Shitou Forest Recreation Area, which occupies an area of 2500 hectares, is situated at an elevation of 1150 meters on FengHuang Mountain in LuGu Township. The region is an experimental forestry area belonging to National Taiwan University.

The area is covered in fir trees, bamboo, and Formosan cedars. The area is great for bird watching, hiking, and observing nature. The ShanLinShi Forest Recreation Area is located between ShiTou and AliShan and is famous for its splendid fir forests, waterfalls, and clear rivers. It is a well-known and popular tourist resort.

  • Location: Nantou County
  • Admission fee: NT$100
  • How to get there:
    • Regular scheduled buses from Taichung make the trip to Hsitou in about two hours.
    • There are also six buses daily from Chiayi.
  • Major Attractions:
    • River Head Forest Recreational Area.
    • Bamboo Forest
  • Website: https://www.hsinchu.gov.tw/bilingual/