Attraction Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area, No.174-1, Youmu Village, Sanxia District, New Taipei City Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area is special ?
The Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area is 1,573 hectares large and in mountain country. It spans a wide range of elevations, from 300 to 1,728 meters, and it is surrounded by mountains, including Manyueyuan, Hsiongkong South, Beichatian, Laka, and Dongyan. Passing through it is Ruizai Creek. The area’s large elevation changes and precipitous mountain valley are suited to waterfall formation, and the area has even earned the nickname “Waterfall Paradise.” Its greatest waterfall takes its name from the park, and a short distance behind it is Yinlian Waterfall. Also on a tributary off to the left of Ruizai Creek is Chunu Waterfall, which is nicknamed “Hongsha Waterfall” in reference to the frequent rainbows that appear.
What to explore at Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area?
Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area is famous for its waterfalls. The special geography has helped for spectacular waterfalls in the park. Along the Ruizai River, there are groups of butterflies. Hikers can enjoy the forests, watch the birds, and appreciate the waterfalls in the park.
Manyueyuan Park has abundant cryptomeria trees, which was introduced from Japan in 1896. It is reported that the trees are good for health, especially for respiratory tract. There is a tour track as long as 1,210 meters, along which visitors can appreciate the maple leaves and beautiful birds. There are 16 guide boards, explaining the natural environment in Manyueyuan Park.
Not far from the recreation area, at the confluence of Laka and Jhongkeng creeks, is the Chienhu Chuanchi Ecological Farm. At this tourism fish farm and theme park, visitors can admire the mountain forest scenery and try fresh fish raised in the clear upstream rivers of Sanxia. Some of the best include the nutritious high mountain rainbow trout and nourishing emperor sturgeon dishes which promote metabolism.
How to get to Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area?
Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Sanying Interchange → County Hwy 110 → Prov. Hwy 3 → Township Road North 111 → Township Road North 114 → Township Road North 115
THSR Banqiao Station (or TRA Banqiao Station) → Taipei Bus (No. 702 or 812) to Sanxia 1st stop → Taipei Bus (No. 807) to Manyueyuan stop
Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area, No.174-1, Youmu Village, Sanxia District, New Taipei City