Introduction of Scenic Spots
Shenhsin Station is located at the highest point of TRA’s western line in Sanyi Township, Miaoli County. A monument marked with an altitude of 402.326 meters is erected inside the station. The wooden station structure is built by tiger-tooth architecture, a Japanese construction method, the feature of which is that no nail is used on each column or beam; nevertheless, the building has stood as well for more than a century, attracting lots of travelers from the south of Taiwan to visit the railway relic.
Ranch of Flying Cattle
The ranch of Flying Cattle is located at Nanho Li (the basic unit of city administration), Tungxiao Town of Miaoli County, and divided into three districts respectively as the “Tourist Zone”, “Agriculture Production Zone” and “Natural Ecology Zone” where our tourists may relish the radiant and enchanting landscape and experience the farming fun.
Bantienliao’s Cape of Good Hope
Houlong’s Cape of Good Hope is situated at a commanding height of the massif on the brink of the sea where you may have a bird’s view on the entire harbor and the ebb and flow of the tide. In addition, “Sunset in Houlong’s Cape of Good Hope” is the most famous attraction where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of sunrise and sunset. The “Cape Amusement Park” located under Houlong’s Cape is a leisure park transformed from a wasteyard by afforestation project, and tourist can also appreciate the beauty of electric windmill herein.
Longfeng (dragon and phoenix) Fishing Harbor
Longfeng (dragon and phoenix) Fishing Harbor is adjoining Sibin Highway, a natural fishing harbor located in Longfeng Village, Chunan Town of Miaoli County. People can savor fresh seafood at the Direct Selling Center established beside the harbor.
The Xiantien Lake is situated at Dongho Village, Nanchuang Town of Miaoli County where mountain forest grows beside the lake and in the dimly discernible cloud and mist. The lake area was used to be SaiSiyat’s habitation. To Saisiyat (one of the aboriginal races in Taiwan), the most important festival (worshiping rite) is the “paSta’ay” held once in two years while the primary ceremony will be held each decade.
Taian Hot-spring District
Taian Hot Spring is located beside the Wenshui River at Jinshui Village, Taian Town of Miaoli County. The hot spring therein is carbonated spring, also known as the “Beauties’ Water” with a great reputation.
Minde Reservoir, original name as Houlong Reservoir, is located at Minde Village, Touwn Town of Miaoli County; there is a view-point bridge erected beside the dike, together with a great stretch of opened park in those mountains standing on each side of the river, majestic in all its variety. The large quantity of fresh-water fish are bred in the reservoir for tourists to angle. The Rihsin Island is isolated in the lake, with a wide field of view and the campsite to be camped.
The Hakka Compound
The Hakka Compound is located in the Tung Blossom Park at Tunglou Town of Miaoli County, and the three-section compound (a central building with two wings attached perpendicular to either side) combines the classic and the modern architecture aesthetics and preserves the Hakka’s traditional artifacts. Except to appreciate the Tung flower (Aegiceras)and the ecological scenery, it also attracts tourists to visit its cultural connotation.
Nanchuang Ancient Street
Nanchuang is located in the Shitou Mountain, Miaoli County, and the Osmanthus Lane therein is famous for its serenely ancient street, Hakka’s delicacies, and the old-fashion buildings inclusive of Nanchuang Post Office, Nanchuang Theater, and Fuxin Fabric Store to line up as a beautiful picture of the mountain city. Some mysterious view spots such as the Celestial Valley and Xiantien Lake surround Nanchuang to take tourists’ breath away.
Dahu Strawberry Culture House
Dahu Strawberry Culture House is surrounded by mountains and adjacent to Dahu Winery; the 5-story building is selling souvenirs and agricultural specialties at the first floor while the 2nd and 3rd floor is the place to introduce the strawberry’s ecology, developing history, and edible manner. The aerial garden and restaurant is set at the 4th and 5th floor for travelers to savor coffee and light meal and enjoy the splendid landscape.
Wenshui Ancient Street
Wenshui Ancient Street in the early stage was the traffic hub of Dahu, Shitan, and Taian, and has been transformed into an artistic culture street in recent years. The ancient is adjacent to the Chingan Tofu Street and revealed its unique atmosphere by Hakka’s side dishes, traditional activities, or even the wooden signboard and red-brick road.
The Sanyi Woodcarving Museum
The Sanyi Woodcarving Museum (located in Sanyi Township) is the one and only domestic theme museum featured by wooden sculpture, the purpose of which is to preserve and develop Sanyi’s woodcarving art. The exhibited theme in the museum comprises the origin of carving art and Sanyi’s woodcarving, the Austronesian woodcarving, the composite medium materials, and the contemporary artifacts. As the guest exhibition is held at weekend, the museum will also invite carvers of the Sanyi Woodcarving Association to arrive at the scene to improvise their works that specifically embody the woodcarving culture.