Green World is an ecological farm in Beipu Township of Hsinchu County. It features over 70 hectares of open area, petting zoos, a reptile center, butterfly area, bird park, swan lake, and features animal shows. It is the largest and most diverse tropical rainforest ecological area in Asia and is definitely worth a trip.
Green World Ecological Farm was established in 2004 and covers roughly 75 hectares of land, making it the largest and most diverse tropical rainforest ecological area in Asia. Over 50 hectares of land have been left as a nature preserve.
The park features six main areas: swan lake, butterfly ecological park, discovery land area, bird ecological park, water plants park, and biodiversity adventure area.
The park is popular with families and children and can get pretty packed on weekends and holidays.
380 NT per person
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: From Zhudong, take provincial highway three south until you reach the signs for Green World. You have to drive down a mountain road to get there. Parking is paid, even if you park on the side of the road.
By Bus: Take bus 5608 from Hsinchu Station to Zhudong, then switch to bus 5626A which stops at Green World. The total bus journey takes about two hours.
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We have been to Green World once and enjoyed our time there. We brought our kids, and they loved it even more than we did. There was a lot of walking, but overall it was fun and there are a lot of animals to see here.
For an overview of the area, see our video above.
Or check out our sphericla panoroma of the area above.
If the two main parking lots get full, there are still parking spaces on the side of the road here, but you still have to pay. And you have to walk down a giant hill.
Walking from our car down to the entrance.
Entrance to the park.
Getting in line for a ticket.
We bought our tickets through Klook so they were a little cheaper.
Map of the park.
At the entrance you have this large grassy area next to Swan Lake.
There are also some food shops and places to sit down and eat.
Ice cream stand.
Trail around Swan Lake.
View of some Emus near swan lake.
Here you can also feed the goats.
Storks resting on Swan Lake.
More photos of the area around Swan Lake above.
Moving further into the park there is an even larger grassy area with palm trees.
The buildings in Green World are made with green materials and A/C is not used in most places.
The Alpaca area.
A dead Alpaca.
Okay maybe he's not dead.
People waiting outside the Alpaca house for the Alpacas to come out.
The most anticipated part of the day.
When the Alpacas are unleashed.
We were allowed to follow them and take pictures of them, but touching the Alpacas was prohibited.
Though sometimes it could be hard not to touch them...
A little girl scared to death while her parents try to get a photo.
More photos of the Alpacas above.
Also in this area there was a Stork show. The storks danced and put on a show for us, and people in the audience fed them fish and pellets.
Storks on parade.
Aerial view of the stork show.
More photos of the stork show above.
Walking into the biodiversity adventure area, which is like a rainforest exhibit.
The largest freshwater fish, "Elephant fish."
The main attraction here is the sloth.
If you are lucky, you can get really close to this guy for a photo.
Another stork inside.
More photos of the adventure area above.
Then we visited another outdoor area with a super high boardwalk, called the Forest Skywalk 森林天空步道.
Walking on this boardwalk is a bit scary.
Talking a turn on the highest part of the boardwalk. You can get a good view of the forest from here.
Looking back down the boardwalk.
Last view of the boardwalk.
Open air activity center.
Another boardwalk through a wetland.
Looking back at the wetland.
Tons of fish in the pond.
A small waterfall.
From here the trail goes up along a bunch of potted plants.
There are some stairs here.
Looking down at the trail from the top.
Another view from the top.
More photos from the area.
Next we moved on to the butterfly house.
There were not any butterflies to see really except the ones you could spot outside.
Basically you spot them on this trail.
And on this trail.
Next is the "cute animal area" where chickens, gerbels, rabbits, and tourties live in harmony.
And there was a peacock.
Better view of the peacock.
There were also some Reeve's Muntjac running around here.
Another view of the Reeve's Muntjac.
Reeve's Muntjac and rabbit living in peace together.
More photos of the cute animal area above.
Then we visited the cactus house.
More freshwater fish.
More elephant fish.
Carnivorous plant area.
More carnivorous plants.
And that was pretty much it. We ended up back in the parking lot. As you can see it is pretty small.
I think this is a shuttle bus to another parking lot farther away.
If you have time, you can also visit the nearby Beipu Old Street.
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