Aowanda Forest Recreational Area - Perfect Location for Hosting a Leave-watching Activity (Nature)
By TTNews Reporter Fan, Kang-Wu
NANTOU, TAIWAN (TTNews) – As the day has entered into the autumn and winter, it’s time for viewing the changing color of maples in Aowanda. Travelling along Provincial Highway No.14 upwards to the mountain, travelers will be able to enjoy the magnificent of mountain ranges and the beauty of ever-changing natural scenery.
Aowandan Forest Recreational Area is located in the vicinity of the upstream area of Chuoshui River. There are many waterfalls due to the special geological conditions as a result of erosion of interbedded fault.
The fame of Aowandan Forest Recreational Area was in fact brought by the awesome liquidambar trees, which has attracted throngs of nationwide tourists here during late autumn and early winter. Once you have passed Wanda Toll Station, a 4-kilometre long maple tree boulevard is waiting for your arrival. When you are walking on the boulevard, the entire boulevard is covered with falling red leaves, which is a quite fascinating experience. The reason why red leaves are charming is that they can convey romantic feelings. Besides that, such as Wanda Waterfall, Wanda Lake, Aowanda Suspension Bridge, Birding Trail, Pine & Maple Forest Trail, etc. are worth visiting as well.
Despite the fact that the recreational area environment has been gradually changed under the force of nature, newly built Aowanda Suspension Bridge provides tourists a way to enter into liquidambar forest. The bridge offers a good vantage of overlooking the magic of nature from 90 meters above, making it a new tourist attraction in Aowanda Forest Recreational Area.
Maple Leave-watching Season:
Generally speaking, the most perfect maple leave-watching season in Aowanda is between the end of September and Mid-December, but it can also vary with climate change. Before you head to Aowanda, please welcome to visit the official website of Aowandan Forest Recreational Area for further details.
By car: National Highway No.3 -> National Highway No.6 -> Puli -> Wushe -> Aowandan Forest Recreational Area
By bus: Take Nantou Public Bus at Puli Train Station -> Wushe -> Aowanda