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Visiting Nantou Lotus Forest

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A mysterious forest, beautiful misty ambiance, shallow lagoon, and steep mountains, Nantou Lotus Forest, is a complete package for adventure lovers. This off-beat place of wonder is located at the heart of central Taiwan and always prepare to welcome the nature lovers. The entire wood is just like a perfect dream setup. The thick foggy layer will make you feel like strolling in some ancient and unknown forest of Mother Earth. People come here to spend some time of peace far away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The poetic ambiance soothes the tired senses of its visitors. The nameless flowers, chirping birds and old kind of tree roots can remind you of the fantasy lands of the childhood stories. The massive earthquake of 921 ruined a significant part of this picturesque forest but it’s still captivating. The forest changes its faces with seasons. It looks different in each season. The dripping water from the leaves during monsoon, the leaking sunlight of summer or the enigmatic haze of winter; everything is alluring about this place. The large shadows of the cedar trees on the naturally dammed lake look like a story written by nature. The forest had gone through many natural calamities and aged a little bit. But she is as graceful as her new aromatic tea-leaves. This picture perfect place boasts of its pastoral beauty and countryside setting. If you are a photography fanatic then you may get the best frames of your life in this natural paradise.

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Nantou Lotus Forest- The Misty Mountains of Taiwan

Nantou Lotus Forest- The Misty Mountains of Taiwan

A Memorable Climbing

A Memorable Climbing

Just climbing a mountain and tearing up a foggy shady mountain is an entirely different kind of experience. Lotus Forest is the perfect place for getting this fairyland expedition. Adventure lovers never miss this hike because of the off-beat ambiance and challenging climbing setup. The whole climbing area is just similar to the fantasy Hollywood movie locations.

The Dream like Swamps

The Dream like Swamps

Mother Earth has a bounty of beautiful and captivating landscapes. But very few of them are blessed with surreal natural beauty. The forest area is full of shallow swamps. All of these swamps with tall trees look unearthly with the reflections of those trees. Lotus Forest is like a dream within a dream experience. The dead woods enhance the beauty of this lagoon-like swamps.

Natural Stress Reliever

Natural Stress Reliever

The city life comes with a package of stress and monotony. Travelling gives us a break. But to get rid of all the stress you need natural tranquility. Lotus Forest with its tall trees and enveloped mist gives you natural stress holistically relieving treatment to soothe all your senses.

Nantou Lotus Forest Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

If you are interested in custom tailored Lotus Forest day trip then there are different packages. Otherwise you do not need any entry fee.

How To Get Around?

Hiking is the best way to get around.

What Should I Wear?

Wearing a comfortable and proper hiking shoe is compulsory because you have to hike through rugged lands. Keep extra clothes because you may feel semi-wet because of the mists.

Nantou Lotus Forest Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit the Lotus Forest any time of the year because the forest unfolds different face in each season. The shady forest is ideal for a sunny summer day, foggy winter mornings and rustic monsoon as well.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You may need a guide to know the in-depth about the area. The lost swamps in earthquake, the glorious tea production era of Lotus Forest is worth remembering.

How To Get There?

Shuttle Buses are available to reach up to the Forest. The Lotus Forest is located in the center of Taiwan.

Additional Info

There is a café amidst the forest. The entire area is litter free zone. So try your best to maintain that. Do not forget your camera.

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