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Chihnan National Forest Recreation Area

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  • Overlooking Liyu Lake from Chinan National Forest Recreation Area
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The Chinan National Forest Recreation Area is located on the mountain slopes to the east of Liyu Lake. 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 Lake 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.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)

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


Take TRA to Hualien Station, transfer Hualien Bus 1139 (bound for Shoufong) to Chinan stop, and walk for 10 minutes.

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Last update time: 2023-01-17
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