Explore pristine natural environments: the tranquil gardens beyond the city
Greater Taichung backs onto mountains and is beside the sea; the west coast is dozens of kilometers long and has sandbanks, stony beaches, wetlands, and tidal zones, where the rising and ebbing of the tide nurtures a rich natural ecology.
In the east there are high mountains and forests, full of wildlife and covered with lush vegetation, where high quality fruit and vegetables are grown all year round, and where there surprises at every turn. Visitors can visit both the mountains and coast, explore the beauty of nature, and enjoy a relaxing LOHAS trip. (more...)
Xinshe Sea of Flowers is held annually during November to December. The center of the sea of flowers is embellished with cosmos, white cosmos and yellow cosmos among which plenty of footpaths can be found. Slightly taller flowers like sunflowers and sun hemps encircle the sea of flowers. Before actually setting foot into the main area, visitors can see a bright-colored sea of flowers even from the parking lot. When it is not flower season, the spacious land and its surrounding roads are open for biking and mushroom picking. If you are a natural lover, you would definitely want to pay a visit on a sunny day. (more...)
Dakeng has many species of deciduous tree. When the dry season changes to the wet season, their golden yellow leaves are shed and cover the ground, creating a beautiful scene that parallels that of Ouwanda in autumn, making the scenic area a popular place for recreation and forest showers. Dakeng is Taichung’s most beautiful back garden and has ten well-planned forest trails and a shopping area that offers a variety of tasty foods. The trails have pavilions that offer a shaded place to rest. Climb up high to enjoy bird’s eye views of the surrounding area At weekends and holiday times the scenic area attracts many visitors. (more...)
The Gaomei Wetlands are located on the south side of the Dajia River Estuary in Qingshui.
Over 120 species of bird have been recorded here and it is an important ecological conservation area.
It is not large but because it has both mud flats and sand beaches and is also connected to the estuary’s swamp area it contains a rich variety of flora and fauna.
It also offers beautiful sunsets over a unique manmade landscape ─ Gaomei Lighthouse and wind turbines.
A cycle track runs through the area on which riders may coast with the wind in their hair: the Gaomei Wetlands are one of the highlights of the shore. (more...)
Previously the Taiwan Railway stretching from north to south along Dongshi line, Dongfeng Greenway ranges across Fengyuan, Shigang, and Dongshi Districts. It’s also the first bike way revamped based on the abandoned railways. (more...)