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Small Classic Town – Luodong Township, Yilan County
Small Classic Town – Luodong Township, Yilan County
Originally a forest filled with camphor trees, old banyans, and Formosa acacia, where large groups of monkeys inhabited the woods. In the language of Taiwanese plains indigenous peoples, the monkey is pronounced as "lao-dong"; as a result, Han Chinese people later borrowed this sound and named the place Luodong as we know it today. Luodong is not only Yilan's most prosperous small town, it is also a place with historical and cultural significance, which simultaneously integrates cultures of the indigenous and the Han Chinese people.
Wuling National Forest Recreation Area
Wuling National Forest Recreation Area

This forest recreation area, located in the mountains of Heping District, Taichung City and Datong Township, Yilan County offers spectacular scenery that changes with the season: a sea of peach and plum blossoms in the spring, a harvest of alpine fruits and vegetables in the summer, red maple leaves among the dark evergreens in the autumn and snow-capped peaks in the winter. Its Taoshan Waterfall is one of the most famous alpine waterfalls in Taiwan, and the route to it gives views of Tao Mountain and Xue Mountain as well as Wuling Farm. The Qijiawan River and its watershed are a reserve for Taiwan's rare landlocked salmon.

Starting Point of Xueshan Hiking Trail
The starting point of Xueshan Hiking Trail is located at a hilltop platform above Wuling Farm Campground. Service center for entrance to Xueshan Hiking Trail can be found at the site. Advanced permit application needs to be made in order to enter the Xueshan area. After obtaining permits for entrance into the mountain and the park, visitors need to have their IDs checked at the starting point service center before entering the mountain. The wooden viewing platform in front of the service center offers a vast view looking over Kyawan River Valley and Luoyehwei Mountain ridge, making the center also a key scenic spot in Wuling area. One thing to note is that the mountain roads leading up to the service center are fairly narrow, causing it difficult for cars to pass by one another through the traffic; therefore it is recommended that visitors would walk or take the park shuttle bus to the park.
Xuedong Trail
Xuedong Trail is a ridge extended from the main peak of Xueshan horst towards the east. This short spur of Xueshan is behind the east peak and falls steep into the Kyawan River Valley.
Last update time: 2023-01-04
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