Optional Tours

Tour A: Guang Shin Paper Factory & Puli Brewery

  • Date: Afternoon, August 12, 2014
  • Spots: papermaking introduction, handicraft, Shaohsing wine brewery
  • Fee: TWD 750
Time Route
13:00 - 13:20 NCNU - Guang Shin Paper Factory
13:20 - 15:20 Guided Tour & DIY Experience
15:20 - 15:30 Guang Shin Paper Factory - Puli Brewery
15:30 - 17:00 Guided Tour & Tasting
17:00 - 17:20 Back to NCNU

The Papermaking industry in Puli began at the end of Chin Dynasty, and in the1970s, it not only provided with domestic need but also exported to other areas in Japan and South East Asia as the largest handmade paper retailer and became known internationally.

Guang Shin Paper Factory is one of the few remaining handmade paper industry in Taiwan, and continues preserving the craft to people.

Puli Brewery is the first Wine Culture Museum in Taiwan, aside from actively promoting the culture of Shaoxing (Shaohsing) Wine, there are also putting more efforts in preserving the history of the winery. Due to the warm weather and sweet, clear water that the Puli area of central Taiwan enjoys, the Puli Brewery Factory has come to be known for producing excellent quality Shaoxing (Shaohsing) Wine featuring a bright yellow appearance and a vigorous fragrance.
Puli Brewery Factory is devoted to establishing the landmark feature of Puli as the Hometown of Shaoxing (Shaohsing) Wine.

Official Links:
Guang Shin Paper Factory - http://www.taiwanpaper.com.tw/ (Chinese version)
Puli Brewery - http://event.ttl-eshop.com.tw/pl/

Tour B: Aboriginal Culture Tour

  • Date: Afternoon, August 13, 2014
  • Spots: Sun Moon Lake Ropeway, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
  • Fee: TWD 750
Time Route
12:00 - 12:40 NCNU - Sun Moon Lake Ropeway
12:40 - 17:00 Ropeway & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village (FACV)
17:00 - 17:30 Taking the shuttle bus back to Sun Moon Lake / Hotels

Sun Moon Lake Station lies to the south east of Sun Moon Lake, the north of Ita Thao community, and the west of Youth Activity Center. The station is 3.74 hectares in area and is under the local government of Sun Moon village, Yuchih township. The Ropeway incorporates water, land, and air and merges the two characteristic tourist attractions in Taiwan. It takes about 30 minutes to drive between F.A.C.V. and Sun Moon Lake; it is now shortened to 6.8 minutes by taking the Ropeway.

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village earned renown for its popular theme area introducing Taiwanese aboriginal culture and for its lush forest and beautiful European Garden since first opening in July 1986. An amusement park and other entertainment attractions have been added to the Village since 1992. Today, the large numbers of completed attractions ensure the position of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village as a highly competitive and leading edge theme park in Taiwan.

Show Time

  • Show time is subject to change on the basis of weather condition or other inescapable factors.
  • Please see the notices placed in the entrance at site.

Day Naruwan Theatre Formosan Aborigines
Square --- Ritual Theatre
Culture Square
Pestle Music Theater
Weekdays 13:25 15:00 14:30 09:30 16:30 12:00 15:30
Holidays 10:20 13:25 15:00 14:30 09:30 16:30 12:00 15:30

Attraction Operation

Day SKYLINE CARIBBEAN SPLASH Maya Adventure & UFO Gold Mine Adventure Attractions
Weekdays 10:30-16:00 10:30-16:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-13:30
Holidays 10:30-16:00 10:00-17:00 09:30-17:30 09:30-17:30 09:00-17:30

Official Links:
Sun Moon Lake Ropeway - http://www.ropeway.com.tw/en/introduce.php
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village - http://www.nine.com.tw/webe/html/aboriginal/index.aspx
Map of FACV - http://www.nine.com.tw/webe/html/map/index.html

Tour C: Hugo Assam Tea Farm & Paper Dome

  • Date: Afternoon, August 14, 2014
  • Spots: Tea Farm, Paper Dome
  • Fee: TWD 750
Time Route
13:00 - 13:30 NCNU - Hugo Assam Tea Farm
13:30 - 14:20 Guided Tour & Tea drinking
14:20 - 15:40 DIY - tea rolling and packaging
15:40 - 16:00 Hugo Assam Tea Farm - Paper Dome
16:00 - 17:00 Guided Tour
17:00 Back to Hotels

Hugo Assam Tea Farm provides the guide for introducing how to make the Assam Black Tea, and the DIY experience for rolling the tea as well as drawing the caddy belong to you.
The Assam tea was imported to Taiwan in 1925, and it was also found the best environment for cultivation of Assam tea is around Sun Moon Lake in Nantou. Sun Moon Lake Assam Tea got popular soon due to the weather, humidity and elevation above sea level. In its peak, there were more than 200 people working in this tea factory.

Paper Dome is a temporary church building constructed using paper tubes as structural elements. It was designed on a pro-bono basis by Shigeru Ban, internationally known Japanese architect who is renowned for his paper tube structures and buildings. This temporary structure was built on September 17, 1995 to serve as a temporary church for Takatori Catholic Church after the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Nonetheless, the venue was not only limited for use to religious worship but also used as a place for communal gatherings. However, when the church community planned to build a permanent building, the structure was donated to Taomi Village in Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan which had suffered the 921 Earthquake in 1999. The deconstructed structure was shipped in 2006 to Taiwan, reconstructed there and is now one of the top tourist attractions in that area.

Official Link:
Hugo Assam Tea Farm - http://www.assam.com.tw/engjap/index.php
Paper Dome - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Dome