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Wuling Farm is a leisure farm located in Taichung, Taiwan at an altitude of over 2000 meters. A tourist attraction for all four seasons, Wuling Farm is the tourists' favorite get-away from the hustle and bustle of the urban living. Wuling Farm's location at a high altitude makes for pleasant weather all through the year. The magnificent transition of the Farm through different seasons has to be witnessed to believe. Smell the enchanting aroma of the peach, apple and plum blossoms in the spring and encounter the magnificent vegetation coating the farm. Ripened fruits hanging from the trees make for a spectacular sight and beckon you for a sweet taste in the summers. Behold the crimson splendor of the Farm as the maple trees bloom in the autumns. The snow-covered mountains offer a perfect white backdrop to the Farm dipped in myriad hues in the winters.
Experience the spellbinding Wuling Farm, a paradise on earth for all seasons
In 1963, the Farm was initially opened as a resettlement facility for veteran servicemen. The land was for the cultivation of seasonal vegetables and fruits. Gradually, the land was transformed to become a farm by reforming the land, developing vegetable and fruit plantations. More professional farming methods were implemented to improve the efficiency of the farmland and the veteran residents were relocated. By 1980, the farmland reached the milestone of being self-sufficient. From 1989 on, the farmland expanded to add on more facilities like a tourist service center, tea houses, camping grounds, an employee hostel, and a lion garden. Working with the ‘Veterans Farm Committee', the management sought subsidies from the Bureau of Tourism with an objective to expand the tourist facilities. The farm has subsequently included a second hostel and renovated the existing facilities of camping grounds, the tea houses, and the garden. In its endeavor to enhance the visitor experience and transform to an ecotourist destination, the Wuling Farm created new amenities such as the Wuling Tea Saloon, a Maple Garden, the Apple Botanical Garden, and an Eco park.
Wuling Farm is home to a variety of ecological resources and its resources are classified into Zoological resources, Botanical resources, historical relics, and ‘The Lost Qijiawan River Cultural Site’.
The Wuling Farm houses a wide variety of plants as its altitude is congenial for growing rich and diverse vegetation. The diverse varieties include the prunes trees, cherry trees, and the green maple trees. The Farm boasts of being home to an eclectic species and families of Ferns, Dicots, Monocots, and Gymnosperms. The visitors can enjoy encountering an assorted mix of all these plants and some more at the Farm.
The fauna of Wuling Farm is rich and fascinating spanning a variety of insects, birds, and amphibians. More than 19 species of birds, 4 species of amphibians, and 28 insect species inhabit the beautiful Wuling Farm. They include Mandarin Ducks, Fireflies, Brown Dippers, Blue Back Tits, and many more exotic and local kinds.
The Guesthouse named after President Chiang Kai-Shek in Wuling Farm used to be a summer rest house of late President and his wife, Chiang Song Mei-ling. Built in 1968, the simple and elegantly furnished house had a dining hall, a living area, a study area, and a kitchen. The president’s bodyguard’s abode was located adjacent to the rest house. You can see the 2 plum trees, named ‘Plum King’ and ‘Plum Queen’ planted by the couple near the rest house. The farmhouses where the veterans resided during the process of cultivation can be seen in the Farm. A historic museum, displaying the relics such as the furniture items that belonged to the late veterans housed in the farmhouses, has been constructed inside the Wuling Farm. The farming tools used by the veterans also can be viewed in the storage place located in front of the farmhouses.
The Wuling Farm is flanked by the river Qijiawan in its south-western corner. Lin Yi-Chang, a researcher from the Central Research Institute, uncovered the historic site by the river bank in 1997, while surveying for archaeological remains and any hints of activities by native residents. The excavation lasted for four years leading to the discovery of the cultural/historical relics pertaining to the Neolithic age. These relics are displayed on the second floor of the Farm hotel.
How to Get Tickets?
You can buy tickets at the ticket booths available at the entrance to the Farm. Only New Taiwan Dollar currency in cash is acceptable. No credit cards and other currencies are accepted.
How To Get Around?
Explore the beautiful Wuling Farm on foot relishing the nature’s splendor and the host of parks and trails created within.
What Should I Wear?
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes as you explore the expansive Farm on foot.
Best Time to Visit
The Wuling Farm is one of the top attractions all through the year. Summer and winter holidays in Taiwan are the peak seasons.
The official currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD).
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
Wuling Farm is easily accessible by all modes of transport from Taipei. By Bus (Convenient option) Take a bus from Taipei Station to Wuling Farm.The travel time is around 4 hours. Or, board a bus at Taipei Station to Luodong Station and another bus from there to Wu - ling Farm and a 13 min taxi ride from there to Wuling Farm. Cheaper option - Take the blue line subway from Zhongxiao Xinsheng to Nangang subway station. Take a bus from the Nangang Bus Station to Yilan Station. Change the bus from there to Wu - ling farm and take a taxi for a 13 min ride to the Wuling Farm. By Taxi - Take a private taxi from any of the taxi operators to travel directly from Taipei to Wuling Farm. An expensive option but it is faster(around 1 hour 45 mins) and more convenient. By Car - Take your own car to drive from Taipei to Wuling Farm.The best way of finding directions is navigating through the GPS maps.
You can opt for night stays at the Wuling Farm and package accommodation options that include Farm tours are available. If you want to explore the Farm, opt for the hiking trails available at the Farm. Check for special ticket prices for military personnel, disabled, children below 6 and below 12 years old and groups of 30 + members.