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The Maolin Scenic Area covers the townships of Maolin and Liugui in Kaohsiung City, as well as parts of the administrative areas of Sandimen Township in Pingtung County. The Maolin Scenic Area has many scenic spots, such as the Baolai Hot Spring, Bulao Hot Spring, Duona Hot Spring, Shiba Luohan Mountain (Luohanshan), Meiya Valley Fall, Longtou Mountain, and Maolin Valley. Scenic resources Near the Shiba Luohan Mountain (Luohanshan) Reservation Area and the Meiya Valley, tourists can often see Formosan Macaque, squirrels, Varicorhinus barbatulus, and Taiwan blue magpies. All of them are precious resources in the Maolin Scenic Area. The state-owned forest in this area is another natural feature. The artistic side of the Maolin Scenic Area includes tunnels, temples, suspension bridges and aborigine cultures. Maolin, Wan Mountain (Wanshan), and Duona in Maolin Townships are reserved for aborigines. It is the home of the Rukai Tribe. The Rukai Tribe is famous for its slate houses. At present about 30 slate houses are being preserved in the Duona village of the Maolin Township, making it the largest collection of preserved slate houses in Taiwan. The Liugui Tunnel, consisting of six parts, is the only highway tunnel in southern Taiwan. Because of its views, the Liugui Tunnel has become a famous scenic spot. The Maolin Scenic Area has beautiful scenery and a lot of well-known Buddhist temples, such as the Miaotong and Miaocueng temples. The Maolin Scenic Area has many suspension bridges, the Duona Suspension Bridge being famous for its length.

Rinari Visitor Center

Rinari Visitor Center provides travel information and an introduction of indigenous tribes' culture. You must come to take a look and change into a traditional tribal costume, and experience the beauty of the culture.

On the weekends, there will be a fair in front of the center. You can find some indigenous handicrafts as unforgettable souvenirs.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-8-799-7245
Address:
No.63, Sec. 1, Heping Rd., Majia Township, Pingtung County
Longitude/Latitude:
120.6440610/22.6994970
Web:
Maolin National Scenic Area - Rinari Visitor Center Links
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Changzhi Interchange → Prov. Hwy 24 → County Hwy 187 → Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park → Country road 35.

Public:

1.Take TRA to Pingtung Train Station, transfer to Pingtung Bus 8228,8232, get off at Shuimen stop.

2.Take TRA to Pingtung Train Station, transfer to Northern Pingtung Shuttle Bus 508, get off at Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park.

Accessible Transportation:

Public︰

Take TRA to Pingtung Train Station, transfer to Northern Pingtung Shuttle Bus 508(Low), get off at Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park. Please see bus schedule on Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus Web.

Open Hours:

08:30~17:30

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