- Thunderstorms in the afternoon are common in mountainous areas. Pay attention to the weather when visiting.
- Adjacent to Jiajiuliao Trail. Hikers are recommended to visit.
- The magnificent valley landscape makes it the Little Taroko.
- A great place to escape the summer heat.
Honghe in Wulai District was formerly known as "Jiajiuliao." As Nanshi River flows through this area, a big bend was formed here. Under the cutting and squeezing of the river, the rocks on the riverbank became slanted by 45 degrees. In addition, stream capture is done by a sub-stream here, creating a riverbed of slanted rocks. This magnificent sight of ingenious craftsmanship of the great nature keeps visitors in awe here for a while for full appreciation.
In addition to enjoying the spectacular scenery of Honghe Valley, you could also visit the flat and easy Jiajiuliao Trail. Jiajiuliao Trail is the renovated old carriageway for transporting timber. With a total length of 2.1 kilometers, it ends at Wulai Great Bridge. The trail is flat and easy throughout, with trees on both sides and rich ecology including swallowtail butterflies, green-banded swallowtail butterflies, Romer’s tree frogs, and brush pot trees. It is a great place to indulge yourself in the great nature.
Trail length: 2.1 kilometers
Altitude: 145-155 meters
Pavement: mountain trail
Walking time: 1-1.5 hours
How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Green Light Tea Plantation
”Green Light Farm” is a tea garden cultivated completely organically, with tea types produced including green tea and GABA Tea which are beneficial for health, elegantly refreshing Wushan Pouchang Tea, mellow oolong tea, the oriental beauty tea with honey and ripe fruit scents, as well as the black tea which is drank by most people. The owner further planted various types of plants in the tea garden, hence attracting many insects and bird species to visit; one may further observe the ecology of the Emerald tree frog. If you wish to experience tea-picking and tea production, please make reservations in advance with the owner of the farm – Lu-He Chen. (Taiwan Tel.: 0952-600-268 / E-mail: email@example.com)
BangKengKou" mostly refers to the tunnel on Jiufen Mountain, which was just wide enough for two rail cars to pass each other at that time, but now can only accommodate one van in single file. The rock surfaces are hard and water from mountain springs often drips down between the cracks. This is especially apparent after heavy rain. >Although BangKengKou is merely a tunnel, it has become a timeless symbol of the journey to Jiufen. References: Onsite interview, Jiufen: a Historical Text as Told by TaiYang Company's Jiang, Liang-wang.</p