Hidden in the high mountain area of Nantou County, Taiwan, the Sun Link Sea Forest Recreation Area boasts of beautiful natural sceneries such as fir trees, creeks, peonies, hydrangeas, and high mountain tea. Enjoy looking at the beautiful flowers and taste fine tea to experience the one of a kind summer trip in Taiwan.
With an elevation of 1,600 meters, Sun Link Sea Forest Recreation Area is the perfect spot to escape from the summer heat. It is situated at Xitou on the way to Alishan. It has the largest flower viewing scenic spot in Taiwan and is home to a wide variety of hydrangeas—from pink to red, from blue to indigo in different species. From May to August every year hydrangeas are in full blooms. This is the best time to watch the flowers or pick tea leaves.
With an average temperature of 18-20°C, Sun Link Sea offers beautiful mountain and water sceneries. It is home to natural landscapes and is widely known for its “top ten sceneries”, “top ten forest trails”, “top six beautiful flowers”, and a wide variety of animal and plant ecologies. By enjoying the forest bath and walking along the forest trails leisurely, the fresh air will help relax your body and mind.
Sun Link Sea Forest Recreation Area, together with Lishan and Alishan, are the 3 major high mountain tea areas in Taiwan. Although the teas can be harvested during any of the four seasons, tea leaves picked during spring and winter are of the best quality. Tea leaves here are whole in shape, nice texture, green in color, elegant in aroma with a sweet aftertaste. Take one sip of the high-mountain tea and you will find the aftertaste lingering in your mouth for a long period of time. While walking on the forest trails within Sun Link Sea, you will come across many teahouses where you can try some tea.
You can also find hydrangeas in Zhuzihu of Yangmingshan National Park, Shei-pa Leisure Farm, and Wuling Farm.
For more information, please refer to the official website of the Tourism Bureau http://taiwan.net.ph/ or https://eng.taiwan.net.tw/.