By TTNews Reporter Tsu, Chan-Chang
YILAN, TAIWAN (TTNews) – The most adorable thing about Yilan is that readily available share of the agricultural funs and playful elements. Yilan County has surpassed nationwide other 13 leading leisure agriculture areas by offering a distinctive rural life experience for tourists.
Under years of Jhongshan Agriculture Leisure Area Association and local agricultural areas’ efforts, Jhongshan Agriculture Leisure Area has successfully built up a relatively fine eco-tourism environment. Local tea farms have also been gradually transformed into leisure industry, so that tourists will be able to engage in a number of tea picking, tea producing and other DIY activities apart from sampling tea.
Jhongshan Agriculture Leisure Area is situated on the upstream of Dongshan River. The entire region covers an area of approximately 800 hectares and mostly places emphasis on the cultivation of tea plants and fruit trees. Moreover, because most of the hillsides are preserved woodland, the soil and water conservation is still quite complete.
It is worth mentioning that there is quite a number of tea growing themed farms and guesthouses situated in this region. While sightseeing in the tea gardens, tourists can also visit some nearby beautiful scenic spots, such as Renshan Botanic Garden, Renshan Hiking Trail, Sinliao Waterfall, Jhongshan Waterfall, etc. It is highly recommended that travelers can schedule a one-day or two-day trip in Jhongshan Agriculture Leisure Area to further experience the beauty of leisure agriculture and fun of eco-tour.