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Top Choice Museum in Puli

Chung Tai Museum

Don’t miss this superb museum adjacent to the main Chung Tai Chan Temple; it is a fabulous showcase of Buddhist artefacts dated as early as AD 386.If you wonder why one Buddha has a medicine ball in his hand while a…
Forest in Puli

Huisun Forest Reserve

Huisun Forest Reserve, home to Taiwan's largest old growth forest, not only offers lovely, negative-ion-filled hiking trails; it's a one-stop site for families looking to up their endorphin levels for a weekend – th…
Buddhist Temple in Puli

Chung Tai Chan Temple

From the entrance doors with their giant guardians to the 18 lohan reliefs, only top-quality materials and artists, both Taiwanese and foreign, were used to build this awe-inspiring contemporary edifice. Another hig…
Forest in Puli

Bashianshan Forest Recreation Area

This forest reserve offers a range of trails for easy hikes lasting two to six hours. The reserve is also a prime site for spotting endemic bird and butterfly species. There are staff at the park showing you which w…
Chapel in Puli

Paper Dome

The chapel was originally built as a post-disaster recovery project by survivors of the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Kobe, Japan, in 1995. It later found its permanent home in Puli, the epicentre of the 921 …
Taiwanese in Puli

Sumac Rice Ball

Sumama is famous for her glutinous rice balls either savoury with a pork filling, or sweet with a heart of sesame, peanut, red bean or taro. We prefer the sweet. If you want something more substantial, it serves noo…
Museum in Puli

Puli Wine Museum & Factory

The history of the Puli winery is tied with the monopoly system established by the Japanese (and continued by the KMT) on core industries such as alcohol, tobacco and logging. In 1917 the factory began producing sak…