Standing 977 meters above sea level, Jiutong(meaning Nine Barrels in Mandarin) Mountain does not look like one wine barrel but nine barrels for its nine undulating peaks. Industrial roads meander to and fro along the hillsides.
On top of the mountain are leisure farms and B&Bs with their vibrant shrubs and blooming flowers. From the observation deck one can take in the entire view of the greater Taichung, Zhanghua and Nantou along with the mountains, hills, and boats along the river on the Taiwan Straits. Over here you can enjoy seas of clouds during the day , an orange sunset at dusk, and a fabulous nighttime view in the evening. After the rain, seas of clouds hover amidst the hills and mountains coming in or out of sight much like small islands on the sea. The ever-changing shapes of cloud seas in the valley are never disappointing.