Cinjing is a popular tourist attraction that is located at an altitude of fifteen hundred meters above sea level and it has a favourable climate throughout the whole year. From feeding sheep to taking pre-wedding photos, there is always something for everyone to do at Cinjing. Below is a list of things you can do when you visit Cinjing.
Green Green Grasslands
Green Green Grasslands features plenty of sheep grazing on the grassy hill. The sheep are so friendly and visitors can feed the sheep by buying sheep feeds. There is also a regular and popular sheep shearing show that happens on every Saturday and Sunday or during national holidays. You will be able to see sheep shearers all the way from New Zealand removing the woolly coats skilfully. The opening hours are from 8AM to 5PM on Monday to Friday and from 8AM to 5.30PM on Saturday and Sunday and the admission price is New Taiwan Dollar 200.
Old England is located on the road up to Cinjing Farm. It is also one of the most luxurious and most expensive hotels in Taiwan. Being true to its name, Old England is traditional English mansion that features things made in Britain. There is a large clock on the main tower of the building and detailed sculptures on the wall. All of the furniture, lanterns and sculptures are said to be carefully imported from England. This makes the place look like an authentic Tudor-style mansion. The owner is reported to have spent hundreds of millions New Taiwan Dollars to build up this place. Old England is also one of the most famous places in Taiwan for couples to have their pre-wedding photo shoots. Staying for a night at Old England will set you back for at least USD 422 or New Taiwan Dollar 10000.
Small Swiss Garden
Small Swiss Garden is known as Taiwan’s Little Switzerland thanks to its beautiful Northern European atmosphere surrounding it. The area is surrounded by shops like Carton King, 7-11, Starbucks and the famous Japanese Mos Burger. Many people like to stop and spend some time here before they continue their journey to Hehuanshan. The area is filled with colourful flowers and the colours of these flowers change during the day and night. The opening hours are from 9AM to 9PM and they are open every day and the admission price is New Taiwan Dollar 120.
Huisun Forest was first developed by the Japanese in the early 20th century. They had previously used this place for lodging business. The area was then transferred to Taiwan Agriculture College after the Republic of China government took over Taiwan. Taiwan Agriculture is also the former institute of the current Chung Hsing University. In 1963, Tang Hui-sun, the former president of the university died here during hiking. The forest area was then named after him. Huisun Forest is 7477 hectares in size and it is also the largest primitive forest in Taiwan. If you happen to be interested in the history of aborigines, this forest is also the place to visit. The opening hours are from 7AM to 10PM every day and the admission price is New Taiwan Dollars 150.
Guanyin Waterfall was previously a famous tourist attraction in the area. However, the wooden trail was broken due to the 921 earthquake. There are two parts of Guanyin Waterfall. The outer waterfall can be reached by taking a 5 minutes’ walk from the entrance while the inner waterfall is still currently sealed off and the wooden trail is still undergoing repairs. The locals claimed that the inner waterfall looks even more beautiful than the outer one.
499-Step Trail is 1800 meters long and it leads to Shousan Park. According to their official website, this is a good place for you to observe the changes in the clouds. As you walk along the path, you will be able to see maple trees, white plum trees and pink cherry blossoms. The whole journey takes about 20 minutes from the entrance to the exit.
Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area
Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area is famous for its maple leaf viewing and thousands of people flock here to enjoy the viewing experience during autumn. It is also said that there are more than 120 different species of bird living in this area. If you are fortunate enough, you might come across the Taiwan Blue Magpie, the bird chosen as the national bird of Taiwan. Be prepared for the long walk when you visit here as the area is very big and it requires at least 3 hours to complete the walk. The opening hours are from 8AM to 5PM every day and the admission price is New Taiwan Dollar 200.
Carton King is a fun and unique looking restaurant that features almost everything made from corrugated paper. From ceiling tiles, tables, chairs, plates, lanterns to pens, you will be able to see how they are able to reimagine the use of corrugated paper. The restaurant is open for lunch starting from 11AM to 2PM and then open again for dinner starting from 5PM to 8.30PM. A meal of roast chicken or hotpot will cost you around New Taiwan Dollar 250 to New Taiwan Dollar 400. The opening hours are from 9AM to 9PM every day and the admission fee is free of charge.
Mist Plaza is an ideal place for you to stop by before you continue your journey to Hehuanshan. There is a 24-hours 7-11 convenience store with plenty of hot food choices during the night when most of the restaurants are closed. There are also several souvenir shops that sell artifacts made by local Taiwanese aborigines.