Xinyi Township immerses you in the rugged mountain landscapes of Taiwan. Home to the Indigenous Bunun people, it combines beautiful scenery with a rich local culture. Climb one of the tallest peaks in Taiwan, soak in mineral-rich hot springs and enjoy delicious products made from locally-grown plums, the township’s main export.
Things to do in Xinyi Township
Xinyi Township is one of the country’s top plum producers and locals are proud of their local fruit. Across the township, you’ll see restaurants serving plum sauce, plum vinegar, plum wine and other products made from the stone fruit. Stop by the Dream Works Plum Factory to learn more about the industry and pick up locally made products.
Xinyi Township is a gateway to Yushan National Park, home to one of the tallest mountains in Taiwan. Also known as Mount Jade, Yushan towers almost 4,000 metres above sea level. You’ll need a permit to complete the full-day hike to the summit. The park also offers family-friendly trails for less experienced hikers.
The tiny mountain village of Dongpu is famous for bubbling hot springs. It’s set on the fringe of Yushan National Park and is dotted with spa hotels where you can soak in mineral-rich thermal pools. Outdoor pools treat you to stunning views over the mountains.
Shuiyuan Suspension Bridge spans across a forested valley and is one of the longest in Taiwan. As you cross the brightly painted bridge, you can enjoy spectacular views of Shuanglong Waterfall and the surrounding mountains.
Getting around Xinyi Township
Rental cars are an easy and flexible way to explore Xinyi Township at your own pace. The township is a three-hour drive from Taichung City and Taichung International Airport. Local buses run between the main towns and villages in Xinyi Township.