Ma-Kou Ecological Park
Ma-Kou Ecological Park information
Lonely Planet review
This 16.5 hectare ecological park hosts a stand of ancient red and yellow cypress trees easily the match of those at other ancient forests in Taiwan including Lalashan. The oldest tree here is reportedly over 2500 years old.
The gated park is a few kilometres down Hwy 7 past Mingchih. Visitor numbers are limited each day, and you need to be on a tour. Tours leave three times a day from Mingchih (guests staying at the forest recreation area pay NT$600, nonguests NT$800). To make a reservation contact the front-desk staff at Mingchih.