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Lala Mountain Nature Protection Zone(拉拉山風景特定區)

Traveler rating:4.5 86 Reviews


Posted Date:2008-12-10


(Giant Tree Area trail segments are open between tree 1 to 13, and 19-21, in total 16 trees. The segments between 14-18 and 23-24 are under maintenance. )

Attraction Highlights

-The only one in Northern Taiwan! 75 hectares of giant trees more than one thousand years old.
-Go forest bathing among Formosan cypress and Formosan Hinoki trees to absorb the refreshing phytoncide.

The former name of the Lala Mountain was Daguan Mountain. In 1973, a professor of Culture University discovered here a wide expanse of red cypress divine trees whose view is similar to that of the divine trees in Ali Mountain. The name of Lala Mountain has spread since then, and the mountain has attracted many tourists from various areas.
In 1986, the government formally established a nature protection zone in Daguan Mountain. The scope of the nature protection zone covers the mountain areas near Balin on the Northern Cross-Island Highway. In addition to cloud-reaching red cypress trees, the Taiwan yellow cypress trees in the zone there are also color-changing trees such as green maple trees and beech trees. In autumn when the weather turns cool, green leaves change into red, thus rendering the view even more poetic.
To facilitate tourists, the forestry bureau has built a footpath for viewing landscapes. After entering the recreation zone, walk along the trail. You can see giant red cypress trees whose ages range from 500 years to 3,000 years. Among them are five giant trees about 2,800 years-old.


TEL 03-3912142
Opening Hours No specific time limit, the provisions by the competent authority


  • Visitor Center
  • Viewing Deck
  • Toilet
  • Parking Lot
  • Hiking Trail


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  2. 0 Poor
  3. 5 Average
  4. 26 Very good
  5. 54 Excellent

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  1. 33 Families
  2. 18 Couples
  3. 6 Solo
  4. 4 Business
  5. 19 Friends
  • ChungkaiSin

    Hong Kong, China

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    Educational, nature and healthy

    Traveler rating:4 2018-06

    There are a number of scenic routes and walks with this nature reserve. There are farms, walking trails, cafe and restaurants. Moreover there are quite a number of bed and breakfast or family hostels within the area. You can book a bed and breakfast and spend 3 to 4 days and drive and walk around the nature reserve
  • Stephanie C

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Solo travel


    Traveler rating:5 2016-11

    Worth visiting even though we only managed to view 4 gigantic trees as a section of the walk was closed to visitors because of the typhoon a few months back. Air was very fresh and the walk was easy. Such magnificent views of the matured trees and fresh air. Not many visitors as it was not the peak time to go which was fine.
  • spritches


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    Sacred forest of Lala Shan

    Traveler rating:5 2016-11

    Cool, crisp mountain air. Grand old ancient trees, some of them are centuries old standing dead trees, hence the name sacred trees. Waterfalls. Easy trail for walking. Saw a group of seniors hiking their way here. There's a small visitor information centre here. However, due to typhoon destruction, inner part of the forest is currently not accessible to the public.
  • NeoET

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Nice and relaxing environment

    Traveler rating:4 2016-03

    Nice and relaxing environment with views of river, mountain and the big trees. A recommended getaway from the busy and hectic city centre. A great place to look at Sakura trees too.
  • ddtboy31943

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Friends getaway

    beautiful mountain in taiwan

    Traveler rating:5 2016-01

    well,it is real attractive place that u may see different views in the four seasons that especlly features the fresh peach you guys can try,it is very sweet

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