Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area

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  • Phone:+886 04-25951214
  • Address:Heping Dist., Taichung City 424, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area is located in Taichung City's Heping District. Its main peak sits at 2,424 meters above sea levell The Shiwen and Jiabao Creeks converge here. The source of the creek waters originate from deep within the mountain forest, and is clear and limpid in quality. They are known as one of "Taiwan's famous springs". During the days of the Japanese occupation, Basianshan Forestry Station was also one of Taiwan's three main forestry stations. After the forestry industry gradually declined, in 1965 woodcutting was officially halted. The recreation area contains shrine ruins, Jinghai Temple, a monument to Taiwan's Eight Scenic Spots, school ruins, tung blossom forest, cherry blossom forest, ecology classroom, plant and vegetation species area, Guanxi Terrace, Senhuo Pavilion, Guanxiang Pavilion, Qingfeng Pavilion, Tingquan Pavilion, a traveler's center, parking lot, trails, restaurants, forestry classroom, viewing platforms, and more facilities. Furthermore, there's also the "Basian Villa", which provides accomodation for travelers. One may birdwatch, admire the butterflies, observe nature, and hike at any one of the three trails in the area. 


Opening Hours
Everyday 08:00-17:00

Ticket & Guide

Mon.~Fri.—Adults NT$100
Weekends & Holidays—Adults NT$150
Groups (20 or more) NT$100
Students with student ID NT$75
Children between 7 to 12 years old NT$75
Children between 3 to 6 years old NT$10
Adult over 65 years old with the R.O.C. ID NT$10
Children between 0 to 2 years old NT$0"
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By Car
National Hwy. 1 or 3→National Hwy. 4→Fongyuan Interchange→Provincial Hwy. 3→Dongshih→Provincial Hwy. 8→Guguan (Duming Bridge)→Follow signs to the left.

Basianshan Forest Recreation Areas Transportation Map
By Bus
From Taichung or Fongyuan, take the Guguan-bound Fongyuan Bus to the Duming Bridge stop and walk the rest of the way. For more information, call the Fongyuan Bus Co. (Taichung Station) at: (04) 2222-3454; or the Fongyuan Station at: (04) 2524-6603; or the Dongshih Station at: (04)2587-2043