For those interested in high mountain farm life there are several famrs in these mountainous regions that welcome visitors and offer an insight in local rural life. One of the most prominent farms, which can be easily reached from Mt. HoHuanShan, is Wuling farm, located about 29 kilometers from LiShan on the I-Lan branch of the Central Cross-Island Highway.
This farm was established in 1963 to provide employment for retired servicemen. On the more than 700 hectares of land, at an altitude of 1740-2100 meters, high-mountain fruits (pears, peaches, apples, etc.) and vegetables (cabbage, spinach, etc.) as well as tea (Ching Shin Oolung) area grown. The spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains, with nice walks to scenic spots like the 50-meter TauShan Waterfall, creates an oasis of tranquility. It is hard to tell the best time to visit Wuling Farm, as nearly all year roud you will be delighted either by blossoming fruit orchards (spring and early summer) or the abudance of harvest (summer and autumn).
Formosan Salmon, also known as the “Cherry Blossom Hook Salmon”, which is unusual in this part of the world, is a very rare variety of fish on the verge of extinction. Wuling Farm is the home of this land-locked salmon and you can find it in the ChiJaWan Creek Ecological Protection Area.
For more information, call Wuling Farm under (04) 590 1257.