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Chinan National Forest Recreation Area

Located near Liyu Lake, the Chinan National Forest Recreation Area was formerly the Chinan Work Station. The park has many hiking trails, valuable logging equipment, steam log transport locomotives (locomotives), and rich natural ecology. Butterflies and red-billed black eagles can be seen everywhere. From April to May, you can also watch black-winged frogs at night. It has become a great place for family outings and extracurricular teaching.

About 1 minute drive from Hualien Liyu Lake Camping Resort

Chinan National Forest Recreation Area

In the past, the Chinan National Forest Recreation Area has always played an important role as the logging site of the Muguashan Operation Area managed by the Forestry Bureau. At that time, all the wood felled in the Muguashan Operation Area had to be transported to Chinan via the Harun Timber Railway and Cableway, and then transferred to other places. After all logging was stopped in 1986, although the glory is gone, the park still retains rich forestry cultural assets and has established a forestry exhibition hall, which displays steam loggers, diesel loggers, drift baskets and other equipment in outdoor venues.

The most special one is a steam locomotive, commonly known as a train engine. This locomotive was manufactured in the United States in 1912. It weighs 18 tons, but can tow up to 95 tons. It is a rare locomotive with strong climbing ability in the world. It has been in service in Alishan for 66 years. There is also a steam logger manufactured by Taiwan Machinery Company. It uses wood as fuel, but has 85 horsepower. It is a masterpiece among the ancient mechanical equipment. This machine has been in service in Lintianshan Forest Farm for 32 years! Through these machines with more than 60 years of history, tourists can look back on the glorious development history of Taiwan's forestry industry and experience the hardships of early logging work.

Opening hours

Sunday: 08:00 – 17:00
Monday: 08:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 08:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 08:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 08:00 – 17:00
Friday: 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00

Ticket Information

Admission Ticket:

1. Full ticket (weekdays/holidays) 40/50 yuan

2. Half-price ticket (weekdays/holidays) 25 yuan

Address : No. 65, Linyuan Road, Chinan Village, Shoufeng Township, Hualien County (about 17k west on Provincial Highway 9C)

Tel: 03-8641594

​Based on the official announcement of Chinan National Forest Recreation Area
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