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Basianshan Forest Recreation Area

Posted Date:2018/04/26 870


Basianshan Forest Recreation Area boasts lavish forests and cozy weather. Abundant in natural resources and ecology, it was among the three largest forestry areas in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period.
The area was once home to many lumbermen at the peak of forestry industry. It was in fact a well-functioning community with a school, a hotel and a  shrine. Hence, the area is now left with an intriguing  forestry culture.
There are three forest trails in Basianshan Forest Recreation Area. Beginning from the parking lot of Basian Villas, the first trail climbs uphill along Shiwen River. The second trail goes down the staircase to the dam, and the third trail passes through the woods and a bamboo forest to the remains of the Japanese shrine and the elementary school. Whichever route you pick, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the river, observe the nature and immense in a forest bath. If you feel like taking on a bigger physical challenge, you can hike Basianshan or Xinshan.
When leaving Basianshan Forest Recreation Area, you can also stop by Guguan nearby for a hot spring bath and taste a special local refreshment, white pine juice ice.


No.200-8, Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung City

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  • RupertS941

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    Highly recommended place to visit

    Traveler rating:4 2016-11

    Too bad the buses only go on weekends and only two trips per day. An excellent half day spent trekking to the beautiful bamboo forest. Also the "celestial sounds" trail is a little known trail which...
  • kN-LiN

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    Traveler rating:5 2019-08

    來到八仙山今天下雨所以沒什麼人, 沿路毛毛的細雨 很美, 路上都可以看到猴子 很驚訝 溪很清澈! 空氣新鮮! 心情整個都好起來 , 八仙山是個 造訪的地區!讚
  • cindylee0612

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    Traveler rating:5 2019-03

  • sarahcheung523

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    Solo travel


    Traveler rating:4 2019-03

    第一次來八仙山森林遊樂區,從台中出發坐公車到谷關,再換去遊樂區的公車直達,在收費亭會有工作人員上車收取門票錢。 園區裡有八仙山主峰步道,但攻頂來回至少要8小時,除非早上7點起登,不然很容易要摸黑下山。 園區裡有好幾條步道,但碰巧都在整修維護。園區小動物種類很多,值得來來觀察。
  • Hippo_Titi

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    Traveler rating:5 2019-03


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