Luchang Village

Northern Taiwan

High-altitude Luchang Village is in a stunningly beautiful setting reached via a deep canyon road 15km southeast of Nanzhuang village. There is no bus here, so you'll have to take a taxi from Nanzhuang if you don't have your own transport. A few kilometres further up the road is the trailhead to the 2220m-high Jiali Mountain (加里山; Jiālǐ Shān).

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