Hike in Taoyuan

Fuxing Taiwan Makino Bamboo Farming Experience

Qapu Community|Bamboo Feast|Bamboo Craft DIY|Beichatianshan Hiking Trail

 

The Qapu Community is the hometown of Taiwan makino bamboo. From bamboo cutting to bamboo art and culture, the bamboo association revitalizes the tribal economy and industry and produces the opportunities for the indigenous youths to work at their hometown. The association is dedicated to preserving and passing on the bamboo weaving culture. Besides the tableware production, the Atayal patterns and traditional makino bamboo are also combined with contemporary aesthetics to design the fashion accessories well received by young people. At the tribe, travelers will not only realize that makino bamboo is a very important economic source for the Atayal people but also learn gratitude and contentment from the tribal wisdom.
Those who want to challenge the high-intensity mountaineering experience can’t miss Beichatianshan! The steep mountain with a large area of primitive beech scenery is waiting for you to take the challenge!

Itinerary Suggestions

.Recommended Participants: Young and Middle-Aged Adults
.Transportation: 21-pax Bus
.Suggested Number of Participants: 20 persons

[ Two-Day Itinerary ]

DAY 1

Morning

Visit Taiwan Makino Bamboo Association: tribal guided tour / bamboo cutting experience / bamboo tableware DIY

Noon

Atayal Cuisines

Afternoon

Bamboo Craft Experience: bamboo weaving DIY

Taiwan Makino Bamboo Association
The Qapu Community is located at Yishan Village, Fuxing District, Taoyuan City. Neighbor to Xiao Wulai Scenic Area, Skywalk, Yixing Suspension Bridge, and the Luofu area, it is also the source of Yunei River. Its altitude and climate have made Qapu one of the best production places of makino bamboo in Taiwan. The association is nearby Yunei River. Besides the bamboo knowledge, travelers can also learn about the bamboo art and culture from the tribal people.

Through the experience of the itinerary, let’s learn about the Atayal culture and the sustainable wisdom of bamboo culture and experience the management of the bamboo industry at the tribe!

Address: No. 51-6, Heliu, Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City
Contact: +886-907-874-375

Evening

Overnight Stay at Xanadu Hostel

Xanadu Hostel
Xanadu Hostel was established in the early 1970s for hikers to stay. It was originally a wooden house, renovated in 1999 and acquiring the license of legal characteristic B&B in 2003. The third-generation owner with the exchange experience in France has improved the overall environment and made it more comfortable and beautiful.

Address: No. 3-2, Xiayunei, Yisheng Vil., Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City
Official Website: https://1971xanadu.com/
Contact: +886-3-382-1199

DAY 2

All Day

Negative Ions Forest Secret Land Adventure: Beichatianshan Hiking Trail, a round trip takes 6 hours.

Beichatianshan Hiking Trail(by reservation only, please bring lunch)
Also called Takaishan, Beichatianshan is the famous hiking trail of Chatianshan Nature Reserve governed by the Forest District Office. It is also a famous medium-level mountain in the northern section of Xueshan Mountain. The steep mountain has the beautiful scenery of a large area of primitive beeches. It is a hiking trail of higher difficulty. Travelers have to measure their personal conditions and register online in advance.

Address: Yisheng Vil., Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City
Contact: +886-3-522-416#262
Website for Reservations: https://pa.forest.gov.tw/index.php

Evening

Sweet Home

[ One-Day Itinerary ]

Morning

Visit Taiwan Makino Bamboo Association: tribal guided tour / bamboo cutting experience / bamboo tableware DIY

Noon

Atayal Cuisines

Afternoon

Bamboo Craft Experience: bamboo weaving DIY

Taiwan Makino Bamboo Association
The Qapu Community is located at Yishan Village, Fuxing District, Taoyuan City. Neighbor to Xiao Wulai Scenic Area, Skywalk, Yixing Suspension Bridge, and the Luofu area, it is also the source of Yunei River. Its altitude and climate have made Qapu one of the best production places of makino bamboo in Taiwan. The association is nearby Yunei River. Besides the bamboo knowledge, travelers can also learn about the bamboo art and culture from the tribal people.

Through the experience of the itinerary, let’s learn about the Atayal culture and the sustainable wisdom of bamboo culture and experience the management of the bamboo industry at the tribe!

Address: No. 51-6, Heliu, Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City
Contact: +886-907-874-375

Evening

Sweet Home

“Sbunaw,” the community at Fuxing District, has the meaning of the rich harvest of fruit. Most of the residents of the Sbunaw tribe are fruit farmers. However, due to the climatic factors, some have turned to eco-tourism. Sbunaw in the deep mountains enjoys the unique geographical location nearby Fufushan and Chatianshan Nature Reserve. The low temperature in winter and the occasionally misty mountains endow the area with some mysterious charm. The hunters of the tribe will also go hunting at this time.

“Explore Taoyuan” will lead travelers to experience the unique Atayal celebrations of the Sbunaw tribe! Do you know how the tribal hunters prepare for the wedding? Travelers will play the tribal hunters and enjoy the different experience of tribal celebrations in this itinerary. The complete immersion experiences from the hunting taboos in life, the hunting skills, the gift preparation before the wedding, the wedding ceremony, to the wedding banquet compose the very different in-depth cultural tour for travelers. Fufushan, one of the three tops of Fuxing belongs to the medium-level hiking trail with the scenery surrounded by mountains. It is a must-visit for adventurers to the Sbunaw tribe!

Itinerary Suggestions

.Recommended Participants: Young and Middle-Aged Adults
.Transportation: 9-pax Bus
.Suggested Number of Participants: 12 persons

[ Two-Day Itinerary ]

DAY 1

Morning

Visit the Sbunaw Community: guided tour to Sbunaw / wild vegetables collection / dining table setting

Noon

Tribal Cuisines

Afternoon

Experience Indigenous Hunting Culture: hunting trail guided tour and trap making

Old Sbunaw Bridge
Old Sbunaw Bridge is one of the accesses to the outside world for early ancestors. After the cement bridge was opened, it still stands there quietly with the shared historical memories of the tribal people.

Address: Sbunaw Access Rd., Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City (beside Sbunaw New Bridge)
Opening Hours: 24 Hours A Day

Meandering River of Sbunaw
New Sbunaw Bridge is the only bridge connecting the tribe and Provincial Highway 7. The bridge is 30 meters high. Under the bridge is the magnificent landscape of the valley, mountains, and river.

Address: Besides Sbunaw Access Rd., Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City (Sbunaw Bridge)
Opening Hours: 24 Hours A Day

Fesub Camp
Located in the deep mountain of the Sbunaw tribe, the leisure area at 900 meters above sea level provides rich and diverse experiences.
Through the professional guided tour, travelers will deeply understand the culture and history of the Sbunaw tribe. Besides, they can collect wild vegetables together at the farm and orchard, set the table, and enjoy the delicious cuisines.

Address: Sbunaw Community, , Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City (N24.738364, E121.3583983)
Contact: +886-981-650-878

Evening

Overnight Stay at Apple Farm

Apple Farm
Apple Farm is located at a high altitude of 1,480 meters with rich natural ecology and views and cool climate. It’s a five-minute drive from the farm to the hiking entrance, so many hikers to Fufushan will choose to stay here

Address: No. 10-20, Sewunao, Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/applefarm66/
Contact: +886-966-505-080

DAY 2

Morning

Adventures to the Secret Land of “Fufushan”: one of the three tops of Fuxing, Fushan- 1,780 meters above sea level(A round trip takes 3 hours.)

Fufushan
Fufushan is one of the three tops of Fuxing. It is a medium-level hiking trail with some difficulty. To the north is Xibuqiao Creek. To the south is Lala Creek. Surrounded by mountains, it is a promising must-visit of the Sbunaw tribe.

Address: Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City (GPS:289529, 2735484)
Opening Hours: 24 Hours A Day

Afternoon

Smiley Donkey Café: the café with stunning view at Luofu

Smiley Donkey Café
The café with the most beautiful view is next to Fuxing Bridge of Dahan River, where the exciting scenes of bungee jumping can be seen on weekends. With the warm wooden decoration and exquisite meals, it is the top choice with double visual enjoyment for travelers.

Address: No. 37-2, Luofu, Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City
Opening Hours: 11:30-17:00, Thursday to Sunday (Closed from Monday to Wednesday)
Contact: +886-3-382-1088

Evening

Sweet Home

[ One-Day Itinerary ]

Morning

Visit the Sbunaw Community: guided tour to Sbunaw / wild vegetables collection / dining table setting

Noon

Tribal Cuisines

Afternoon

Experience Indigenous Hunting Culture: hunting trail guided tour and trap making

Old Sbunaw Bridge
Old Sbunaw Bridge is one of the accesses to the outside world for early ancestors. After the cement bridge was opened, it still stands there quietly with the shared historical memories of the tribal people.

Address: Sbunaw Access Rd., Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City (beside Sbunaw New Bridge)
Opening Hours: 24 Hours A Day

Meandering River of Sbunaw
New Sbunaw Bridge is the only bridge connecting the tribe and Provincial Highway 7. The bridge is 30 meters high. Under the bridge is the magnificent landscape of the valley, mountains, and river.

Address: Besides Sbunaw Access Rd., Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City (Sbunaw Bridge)
Opening Hours: 24 Hours A Day

Fesub Camp
Located in the deep mountain of the Sbunaw tribe, the leisure area at 900 meters above sea level provides rich and diverse experiences.
Through the professional guided tour, travelers will deeply understand the culture and history of the Sbunaw tribe. Besides, they can collect wild vegetables together at the farm and orchard, set the table, and enjoy the delicious cuisines.

Address: Sbunaw Community, , Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City (N24.738364, E121.3583983)
Contact: +886-981-650-878

Evening

Sweet Home