At an altitude of 1,644m, Xinbaiyang belongs to Mt. Hehuan service station managerial area. Taroko National Park maintains a parking lot and public restrooms providing a location for tourists to have a short break.
This area features young plicated layers due to unstable schist strata forming the tall and sharp-angular mountain peaks during the geological formation, which lead to a steep and variable landform with plicated layers.
Overlooking the Taci Jili River valley, upstream of the Liwu River, the river twists and turns in the deep valley. The scenery is comparable to that lower in Taroko Gorge. This part of the river course is called “Liwu River’s Winding and Deeply-cut River Course.”
To get there, drive northbound from Hualien via Provincial Highway 9 through Xincheng to connect to Provincial Highway 8 in the direction of toward Dayuling and Mt. Hehuan.