Welcome to Luye
The charming township of Luye (鹿野; Lùyě) was first settled by Amis and Puyuma who hunted the abundant herds of deer nearby. After the Japanese settled the area in the 1920s, they reportedly claimed this was the best place to live in Taiwan. Today the township is a prosperous tea-growing region, a popular retirement destination and, rather incongruously, a centre for paragliding and a popular annual ballooning festival.
Township Rd 33 is the main route through Luye (turn off Hwy 9 at Km344.5). Keep in mind the sprawl around the Luye train station off Hwy 9 is not at all representative of the region.