The Mountain Line’s Southern Cross-Island Highway
After a 13-year suspension, the stunning high-altitude highway is reopened to trafficAnchor
Guanshan Yakou, or Guanshan Pass, is a must-visit attraction when travelling across the Southern Cross-Island Highway. It is the highest point of the highway, at 2,722 meters above sea level. Daguanshan Tunnel which goes through the Central Mountain Range is also located here, making it the highest tunnel in all of Taiwan. At Around 4 PM every day, a sea of clouds often formed here.
The altitude difference between the high and low points of Wulu Gorge is more than 1,000 meters, and its total length spans about 9 kilometers. Along the road, you can see many valleys and hot springs. Spring water gushing out of the rocks is a sight to behold. Wulu Hot Spring and Liukou Hot Spring are both located here.
The Lidao Tribe lives higher up than all other communities in Haiduan Township. It is also one of the larger Bunun tribes on the eastern section of the Southern Cross-Island Highway. Surrounded by mountains and shrouded by clouds and fog, this place is a secluded Utopia. There are B&Bs and restaurants in the tribe serving visitors. Local produce and agricultural products are also popular among tourists.
Tianlong Suspension Bridge
Tianlong Suspension Bridge was built in 1929. On the suspension bridge, you can overlook the turbulent river valley below from a height of 40 meters. Tianlong Historical Trail winds its way through the forests with rich ecology.
Notice: Tianlong Suspension Bridge is currently closed for construction. The reopening will be announced at a later date.
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