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Chinan National Forest Recreation Area

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The Jinan (Chinan) National Forest Recreation Area is located on the mountain slopes to the east of Liyu Pond. Its attractions include verdant forests, enchanting mountain vistas, and a pavilion area which provides excellent views of the lake. Facilities include a visitor center, forest paths, a grass-skiing slope, and a children's playground.

A cableway, railway engine, and other old equipment are preserved and provided with explanatory plaques to illustrate how this area once operated as a logging camp. In addition, there is a small forestry museum with exhibits, multimedia shows, and old photographs that illuminate the development of the forestry industry in Taiwan.

Chinan National Forest Recreation Area lies in Shoufeng, Hualien County, established in 1981. It is in the south of the Liyu Pond and is 5 hectares in area. It was a transportation center for the logging industry in the past. Therefore, there is a timber museum in the park, exhibiting the machines and history of the logging industry in Taiwan. This park overlooks the Liyu Pond and has very beautiful scenery.

The rails, carts and tools for the logging industry are still preserved in the forest. The timber museum is located in the center of the park and it has a complete collection of historic documents, introducing the development of the logging industry in Taiwan. The cable car used for transportation of timber in the past is now used to transport tourists. Tourists can camp, barbeque and fish in the park.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-38-641-594
Address:
Jinan (Chinan) Village, Shoufeng Township, Hualien County
Longitude/Latitude:
121.50115/23.918471
Web:
Chinan National Forest Recreation Area Links
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su-ao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 9 → Prov. Hwy 9C

Public:

Air:

  1. From Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Hualien on Mandarin Airlines.
    Hualien Airport

Train:
Take a train to Hualien Railway Station, continue by Hualien Bus (toward Shoufeng) to Liyu Pond.

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