Xitou, officially known as Xitou Nature Education Area (溪頭自然教育園區) is a forested nature park in Nantou County Taiwan. The park includes a forest sky-walk, bamboo forests, forest experiments, over 70 species of bird, and a monster themed village. It is a great day trip for nature lovers and hikers, and a unique way to enjoy Taiwan's ecology.
The Xitou experimental forest was set up during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan under the University of Tokyo. After the ROC took control of Taiwan, the area was changed to a nature reserve. In 2016, the thousand year old pine tree that once sat in the park fell over after heavy rain, and its seeds were used to plant more trees.
7 AM to 5 PM every day
200 NT per person
100 NT for parking
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: Take county road 151 toward Lugu and Xitou. Xitou nature area is at the very end of the road.
By Bus: There are many direct busses to Xitou from Taichung (also Caotun and Nantou).
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