• Andrew C.

Our Favorites From Mountains of Taiwan Episode




After experiencing the wildest dream in the mountains of Taiwan. we would love to share with you our favorite picks throughout our story, from luxury glamping, art experience, hot spring retreat to soul-searching hike among Divine (Giant) Trees. We would also like to highlight the three top indigenous artists in Taiwan who guide us through creative landscape of Taiwan's mountain.



Place to Stay



CMP Village


The best glamping experience by far in Taiwan. CMP Village is located in an old theme park and it has transformed the once-occupied land into an aesthetic project with a series of glamping, cultural and ecological programs. There are Shanna Village, Dreamy Town and The Forest Big sections for the guests to stay and explore. It is a forestry art and nature institute that ties closely with the local roots and crafts. The concept is for a limited time only and will end in late 2021 for another chapter.


Address: 361, Miaoli County, Zaoqiao Township

Phone: +886 3 756 1561

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HOSHINOYA Guguan


A highly anticipated project and luxury hot spring resort chain from Japan. At HOSHINOYA Guguan, you will find the subtle luxury and absolute harmony between art, architecture, and nature-rich environment. Blending the Taiwanese nature and the Japanese influences, the poetic landscape, luxurious setting with an ease that you could not find anywhere else, makes this place the IT place for the perfect hot spring experience in Taiwan.


Address: No.16, Wenquan Ln., Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung City 424, Taiwan

Phone: +886 4 2595 0008

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Place to Eat



HOSHINOYA Guguan


The resort not only is our favorite hot spring experience, it also provides wonderful culinary options from the unique Taiwan-White-Pine flavored shaved ice, the one-of-a-kind Ice Brick Cold Noodles (only five sets per day!) to the Kaiseki style dinner that is a vital part of the Japanese hot spring experience. Each dish there is prepared with the everyday ingredients from both a Japanese and Taiwanese perspective, and the food truly connects the people and surroundings.


Address: No.16, Wenquan Ln., Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung City 424, Taiwan

Phone: +886 4 2595 0008

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鱺魚小吃店 (Local)


Our favorite Hakka cuisine spot in Miaoli region, authentic and unpretentious. Make sure you make a reservation in advance and place orders for special dishes such as goose meat before running out.


Address: No. 239號, Xiangshan Road, Touwu Township, Miaoli County, 362

Phone: +886 3 725 2433



Place to See



Lala Mountain


Because of its condign abundant forests and the biggest area of juniper forest in Taiwan, it formed into the Daguan Mountain Natural Landscape Reservation in 1986. Some people said that this is the place with the most air in north part of Taiwan. Visitors can enjoy these trees with the age in 500 - 3000 years old.


Address: Tao-116 County Road, Fuxing District, Taoyuan City

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Xiao Wulai Waterfall (小烏來瀑布)


Forested waterfall with 3 tiers, viewable from an observation deck or modern glass skywalk.


Address: Xiao Wulai Waterfall, Fuxing District, Taoyuan City, 336




Cilan Divine Tree Garden


In the ancient woodland area of Taiwan Cypress, you can also enjoy the circular hiking trail and recreation facilities. You can only access the reserve via reservation for a 1-2 hour ecological tour to take you to the Divine Trees Garden.


Address: No.6, Sec. 4, Taiya Rd., Datong Township, Yilan County 267, Taiwan

Phone: +886 3 980 9777 #6606

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Indigenous Artists in Taiwan



ABAO Aljenljeng 阿爆 (阿仍仍)


ABAO is a Paiwanese singer who employs rock, soul, reggae, and R&B elements in combination with traditional aboriginal music. As former member of music duo Abao & Brandy, she returned to the entertainment arena twelve years later with a solo album titled "Vavayan," which won the Golden Melody Award for Best Aboriginal Album in 2017.


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Miru Hayung 米路哈勇


. The self-taught Atayal artist was born and raised in LaLa Mountain region. The abstract approach to his art has given a new identity towards his culture. Miru means drawing in Atayal dialect, and carrying forward his art is now a life mission. He has left many beautiful works and remarks as a role model to inspire new generations in the mountains.


Address: No. 2, Ren'ai Road, Fuxing District, Taoyuan City, 336

Phone: +886 982 737 970

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Suana Emuy Cilangasay 蘇瓦那


Suana Emuy Cilangasay is an Amis musician living in Taitung. His album Journey of Freedom was nominated for the Best Indigenous Album at the 27th Golden Melody Awards. He is the music director and composer at Creating Music Orchestra (CMO).


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