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Ren Mountain (Renshan) Botanical Garden

Occupying an area of about 100 hectares, the Ren Mountain (Renshan) Botanical Garden is located due north of the Central Mountain Range at an elevation between 50m and 500m. The prevailing climate type experienced there is the low-elevation subtropical northeast monsoon rain forest type. In the north there are the Lanyang Plain and the Pacific Ocean, while the Xinliao Mountain, Xinliao Fall and Jiuliao Fall are located at its back. As the garden is not far from the city, the transportation there is very convenient. There are good hiking and recreational facilities inside the garden attracting people to go hiking there often.

The Yilan County Government began the garden planning in 2001 to diversify the garden functions in order to turn the garden into a botanical garden that combines recreational, living, ecological and educational functions.

Currently, major areas in the garden include:

  1. Oriental Garden Plant Area (including a Tang Dynasty style garden, a Japanese style garden, a Taiwanese style garden, and a cherry blossom trail etc)
  2. Western Garden Plant Area (including the French Court garden and the British natural garden)
  3. Maritime Era Non-native Plant Area (including African, Australian, South American and South Asian areas)
  4. Low-elevation Forest Industrial Area (including Zhangnaoliao, Mutanyao, camphor forest and Taiwan acacia forest)
  5. Green Center Plant Area (including the visitor information center, the green classroom, the four seasons garden plaza, the green fencing plants demo area, fern demo greenhouse)
  6. Garden Entrance (including car park, transit station, image gate, phoenix flower path, herbal medicine area, fragrant plants area)
  7. Jurassic Forest Reserve Area (including the forest trail, forest observation circle, forest classroom)

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
No.500, Xinliao Rd., Dong Mountain (Dongshan) Township, Yilan County
Ren Mountain (Renshan) Botanical Garden Links

Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Loudong Interchange → Prov. Hwy 7C → Township Road Yi-34 → Township Yi-30-2 → Xinliao Rd.


Take train to Loudong Station → transfer Capital bus (No. 281) to Ren Mountain (Renshan) Botanical Garden.

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