Xitou Forest Recreation Area in Xitou Area

About Xitou Forest Recreation Area

Xitou Forest Recreation Area is a popular tourist destination located in the Xitou area of Nantou, Nantou, Taiwan. The recreation area covers an area of 200 hectares and is known for its beautiful natural scenery and outdoor activities.

The approximate latitude and longitude of Xitou Forest Recreation Area is 23.6709° N, 120.9143° E.

Things to Do

  • Hiking: Xitou Forest Recreation Area has several hiking trails that offer stunning views of the forest and mountains. The most popular trail is the Bamboo Trail, which is a 1.5-kilometer trail that takes about 30 minutes to complete.
  • Biking: Visitors can rent bicycles and explore the recreation area on two wheels. There are several bike trails that are suitable for all skill levels.
  • Hot Springs: There are several hot springs in the area that are known for their therapeutic properties. Visitors can soak in the hot springs and relax after a day of hiking or biking.
  • Tea Plantations: Xitou is known for its tea plantations, and visitors can take a tour of the plantations and learn about the tea-making process.


Xitou Forest Recreation Area has several accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and camping sites. Some of the popular hotels in the area include:

  • Lea Lea Garden Hotels
  • Chingjing Homeland Resort Villa
  • Nantou Hotel