Between Wushe and Hehuanshan, Cingjing (清境; Qīngjìng) was once a cattle ranch of the Seediq; it wasn’t until the 1960s that this place was turned into farmland, providing livelihood to KMT veterans from the Chinese Civil War. Today, Cingjing covers more than 700 hectares of rolling meadow, and is a hill station especially popular among Taiwanese, Singaporean and Chinese visitors.
Most visitors come here for the Evergreen Grasslands, a quasi-agricultural attraction near the Km10 mark.
There are six walking trails in Cingjing that meander through tea plantations and fruit orchards and offer splendid views of the mountains of Hehuan and Nenggao. Each walk takes between 40 and 60 minutes to complete.
If Cingjing is on your itinerary, try to visit during the week to avoid the huge weekend crowds.