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- Tianxiang Service Station
- Recreation Zone
- Tianxiang Recreation Area
- 575 m
- Lüshui-Wenshan Trail: Near Wenshan is the Lüshui-Wenshan Trail, which spans 5.5 km through a low elevation subtropical broadleaf forest, and is considered a mountaineering trail. Part of the trail was used by police and soldiers during the Japanese occupation. The trailhead is located inside the Taishan Tunnel at the 167 km point on the Central Cross-Island Highway.
1. The trail is long and has a mostly steep terrain. Those without a good level of fitness should not attempt to hike it.
2. The trailheads are found at both Lüshui or Wenshan. Please check your transportation arrangements and beware of the weather conditions before proceeding.
**Suggestion: Begin the trail from the Wenshan trailhead and exit at Lüshui. Buses are available near Lüshui on Provincial Highway 8. If you are arriving by motorcycle or car, be sure to arrange appropriate transportation upon exiting the trail.
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Wenshan is the river terraces formed by the Dasha River, where the Truku people once built the Tobula tribal village. After Central Cross-Island was open in 1960, “Tabidou” built Wen Tianxiang Park and changed the name to “Tianxiang.” At the same time, the “Tobula” Tribe to the west of Tianxiang adopted the new name of “Wenshan” based on the alias of Wen Tianxiang.
History and Culture
Wenshan Park used to house “Wenshan Hotel,” (Wenshan Hotel used to an official residence, one used by former R. O. C. president Chiang Kai-shek) which was built after Central Cross-Island Highway opened. However, after more than 5 decades, the hotel was old and worn out. Therefore, Taroko National Park Headquarters preserved part of the hotel as public restrooms and converted the rest into a park for visitors.
Dasha River cuts through the mountain here to create a valley as well as flat terraces. If you take a closer look at Wenshan, you will see the beautiful scenery of the mountain and gorge, which alters with season. You can also observe the traces left behind by different eras.
Lüshui-Wenshan Trail: Near Wenshan is the Lüshui-Wenshan Trail, which spans 5.5 km through a low elevation subtropical broadleaf forest, and is considered a mountaineering trail. Part of the trail was used by police and soldiers during the Japanese occupation. The trailhead is located inside the Taishan Tunnel at the 167 k point on the Central Cross-Island Highway.
Notices for Lüshui-Wenshan Trail:
- The trail is long and mostly steep terrain. Those without a good level of fitness should not attempt to hike it. If the trail is closed, do not force your way in.
- The trail can be entered from Lüshui or Wenshan. Please check your transportation arrangements before proceeding.
Bus:1. From Hualien Railway Station, take Hualien Bus 1126 (at 6:30 am) or 1141 (8:40 am) bound for Luoshao-1126 or Lishan-1141 and alight at Wenshan bus stop arriving at 7:58 am and 10:13 am respectively. (1126 and 1141 - served only one bus daily)
2. From Xincheng Railway Station or Taroko National Park Headquarters, take Hualien Bus 1133A (Taiwan Trip bus- Taroko route) or 1133 or Taroko Bus #302 bound for Tianxiang and alight at Tianxiang bus stop, and then walk west on Provincial Highway 8 for about 2 km.
Driving:From Hualien, take Provincial Highway 8, passing by Taroko, Swallow Grotto (Yanzikou), Cimu Bridge, Lüshui, and Tianxiang to reach Wenshan (at the 166 km point on Provincial Highway 8).