Welcome to Guanshan
For most of Taiwan's history, the area around Guanshan (關山; Guānshān; Kuanshan) was Ami territory until the Japanese opened the area to logging and farming in the late 19th century. Today, Guanshan is renowned for its rice, and most residents work in the farming sector. For the traveller it makes a pleasant base for exploring the region. The town retains much of its Japanese-era atmosphere, with tree-lined streets, clapboard houses, and the only remaining wood train station on the entire Rift Valley line (it's to the right of the new station as you exit).