Chihshang Misiang Leisure Agricultural Area(池上米鄉休閒農業區)
Located in the northern part of Taitung County, this leisure agricultural area has easy access to Hualien County via Provincial Highway No. 9, County Road 197 and TRA Chihshang Station. Through the east-west Provincial Highway 20A, this area is also connected to the South Cross-Island Highway and other areas in the East Rift Valley.
Because Chihshang is famous for its rice of excellent quality, Chihshang Farmers' Association transforms a rice processing plant into the Golden Harvest Pavilion, a tourist factory that presents the rice milling process, offers interesting puffed-rice DIY classes, and tells the agricultural development of Taiwan. In the leisure agricultural area, Dapo Lake that never gets dry is the only inland freshwater swamp in Taiwan and is the primary irrigation source of the well-known Chihshang rice. Riding a bicycle along the bike trail to enjoy picturesque views, or having organic rice ice-cream to satisfy your taste buds are also other ways to appreciate the beauty of the township. If you visit Chihshang around January, boundless yellow fields of rapeseed flowers are right here waiting for you.
Transport 【By train】Take a train and get off at TRA Chihshang Station.
Driving 1. Northbound: From Kaohsiung, drive along the Southern Cross-Island Highway to Taitung City and keep moving northward along Provincial Highway No. 9. At 322k, make a left turn and go straight for 30 meters until you find TRA Chihshang Station.
2. Southbound: Take Suhua Highway to Hualien City and keep going southward along Provincial Highway No. 9. At 322k, make a left turn and go straight for 30 meters until you find TRA Chihshang Station.