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East Rift Valley

Slow life in rural villages,
hot air balloon on Gaotai

The beautiful East Rift Valley,
surrounded by the Central Mountains and
Coastal Range, has a unique climate condition
that grows quality rice.
Chihshang and Guanshan lunch boxes
made of this rice are the favorite food for
those who take the train.
Rice fields changing
with seasons relieve travelers
physically and mentally.
Paragliding and hot air balloon
begin to fly in the sky.
Luye Gaotai fulfills
travelers dream of flying.

Slow life in rural villages, hot air balloon on Gaotai

Stepping on the land of the East Rift Valley and taking a deep breath, you will find that the air is filled with the aroma of the earth. The smell is so familiar that makes people feel comfortable like home. It is because people and the land become closer. Looking up afar, you will find that sky, mountains and fields constitute a natural painting that slowly rolls off with travelers' footsteps.

Mr. Brown Avenue

Chihshang Township is the start of Taitung section of the East Rift Valley. A tract of borderless rice fields is very amazing. It is where a well-known advertisement was shot. Mr. Brown Avenue is the best location to see the scenery. Ride a bicycle along the ditch bike path, on which farmers usually go their rounds. Even though unable to cultivate soil in person, you can still follow farmers' footsteps and explore the reason why the rice grown here is so tasty. You will definitely learn a lot.

Mr. Brown Avenue

Dapo Pond

Dapo Pond tells the past and present of Chihshang Township. Its round-the-lake bike path and abundant ecological landscape always attract travelers. The grassland on the slope is suitable for a picnic. Remember to bring local rice meals with you. It is very special to dine here.

Dapo Pond

Guanshan Township is a simple Hakka town. Riding on its 15.2-kilometer round-the-town bike path is able to overlook the entire town. Sometimes you see rice paddies; sometimes you ride across the railway bridge below. The top of the bike path is a good location to overlook the rice field. See in the distance the train run slowly across the field and wave to the travelers on the train. Guanshan Township is also noted for its country roads, where there are Japanese-style bungalows in early years, delicious snacks, Hakka cuisine and nationally famous Guanshan rice. Do you want to know how to make this rice? Rice School next to Guanshan Farmers' Association can satisfy travelers' curiosity.

Wuling Green Tunnel

Turning into the old No.9 Provincial Highway, you will see Wuling Green Tunnel. Its dense shade composed of camphor and beefwood as well as leisure and tranquil tunnel can relieve travelers' fatigue. The owner of Mini Coffee House hidden inside the tunnel is also hospitable. What you taste is the carefully cooked coffee and what you chat is where to have fun and delicacies in Luye Township.

Wuling Green Tunnel

Experience in Luye

Luye has the famous Fulu Tea and can fulfill travelers' dream of flying. In summer, paragliding and hot air balloons from abroad gather in Luye Gaotai, a place to make travelers' dream come true. The beautiful Longtian Village was the "immigrant village" during the Japanese colonial era. Remember to rent a bicycle here. Someone will explain the history and ecology of Longtian Village for you. In the south, "Hongye Little League Museum" records Taiwan's baseball dream and "Bunun Tribe" displays Bunun culture and tradition. They are worth a visit.

Experience in Luye

The flower sea of East Rift Valley in winter every year attracts travelers always. Centered on the farmers' association, the flower sea is very beautiful though not big. Along the way, there are rape fields and cosmos flower fields in full bloom. At this time, the rift valley looks like a large garden and makes people enjoyable.

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