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Dongshih Forest

Posted Date:2017/03/23 1724


Dongshih Forest Garden is a low altitude forest home to a variety of animals and plants. It includes natural forest, man-made forest, pure forest and mixed forest. There are forests of cedar trees, tung oil trees, maple trees, Taiwan acacias and plum trees. In early spring, cherry blossom trees flourish in baby green. Fireflies sparkle like thousands of twinkling stars towards the end of spring. Then, all greeneries thicken in summer while tung oil trees bloom in snowy white and Hercules beetles celebrate on top branches. In fall, the mountains are colored by yellow tung oil leaves and red maple leaves. In winter, leafless branches create such desolate beauty. 


6-1, Tung Wo Lam Tin Street, Dongshi Dist., Taichung City
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  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 10 Average
  4. 18 Very Good
  5. 13 Excellent

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  1. 4 Business
  2. 2 Couples
  3. 1 Solo travel
  4. 24 Family
  5. 10 Friends getaway
  • 943kbc

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    5 2018-04

    For 250 NT per person, you can be admitted into the garden in the evening to come see the fireflies. I thought I had seen lightning bugs as a kid. I was wrong. This fairy wonderland of sparkles...
  • DrGruffalo

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    Beware of unwritten/unreasonable regulations before making reservations

    1 2017-07

    You need to prepay 30% of room cost when you make a booking, and this is just the beginning. If you want to change from a higher rate room to a lower rate room on the same day, they won't refund the...
  • Todd B

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    Friends getaway

    A bug lover's paradise! Beautiful and not too far from Taichung.

    4 2016-06

    Dongshi Forest Garden is a beautiful county owned forest preserve located fairly close to Taichung (1 hour drive). Once you pay and enter, you have access to lots of trails, gardens, fountains and...
  • Explore754829

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    3 2018-04

    在螢火蟲季去可以看到很多螢火蟲,林場內大部份的設施算有努力維護,但小木屋的部份會隨運氣而用同樣的價格住到不同品質的房間(我們一次訂了四間四人房,有些很大,有些很小,有些浴室全新,有些很破舊)。 林區內的餐廳只有一間,賣的是又貴又不好吃的料理包,最好吃的食物是自己買的泡麫,早餐雖然能吃飽但以房價而言,這種品質實在要再加強一點。 總之,東勢林場是很不錯的戶外場地,如果在旺季可以多加強餐飲及統一房間品質...
  • jyang945

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    4 2018-05

    這次去東勢林場是想去看看螢火蟲,但可惜的是因為時間沒掌握好所以去的時候已經是接近尾聲了。 但是整體來說整體的規劃還不錯,晚間也有專人導引介紹螢火蟲,以後還會考慮再去走走。

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