Attractions Nearby

Shanjiao Japanese-style Dormitory

The exiting dormitories built during the latter period of Japanese rule between 1937 and 1944 are the only remaining historical buildings of Shanjiao Elementary School. Full of traditional Japanese residential building space and atmosphere, the site has presently become an attraction that has helped to boost the development of cultural tourism and community interaction: lectures, workshop, accommodation, meetings, exhibitions and interpretation, and community training programs are constantly held to allow the deserted space of this historical structure to demonstrate its new life.

Rush Exhibition Hall

Known for its reputation of being “the hometown of rush plants,” Yuanli preserves the memories and historical culture of this land. Established by Yuanli Township Farmers’ Association, “Rush Exhibition Hall” expects to fully present the local characteristics of Yuanli and continuously pass on this valuable traditional artistry.

Rice Paddy Art

Patterns are created in the green paddy fields to increase the creative beauty of the paddy fields by making use of the different colors of purple rice and green rice. The integration of agricultural crops into art attracts travelers from various regions to visit and admire.

Dongli Historical Residence Homestay

Dongli Homestay, a one-hundred-year-old Sanheyuan courtyard house structure that passes on the culture, art and historical traces of ancestral life is presently a third-class historic site registered by the Miaoli County Government.

Built by a Tangshan master with exquisite, sophisticated solid architecture techniques, the virtuosity of red bricks and Jiaozhi ware is portrayed impressively and has been well-preserved for more than 30 years.

Integrating cultural heritage with tourism and leisure, the historical residence currently provides guided tours and catering services in the hope of attracting more visitors to the site to appreciate the centennial vestige of history.

Sunsuvi Organic Rice

Adhering to the idea of “Earth Friendly and Healthy Life,” a mother nature classroom that floats on the rice field was built with the belief of showing respect and care for nature, land and human beings in 2006. Through organic rice demonstration fields, the site has become a location where both environmental education and promotion of rice culture are carried out.

Hwataoyao Ceramic Studio & Wood Kilns

Ever since its establishment in 1973, Jin Lian Shing Brick Tourism Factory has been trying to combine tourism into brick development in order that visitors can learn more about Yuanli’s specialty art of bricking carving and witness the changing of times.

Jin Lian Shing Brick Tourism Factory

Ever since its establishment in 1973, Jin Lian Shing Brick Tourism Factory has been trying to combine tourism into brick development in order that visitors can learn more about Yuanli’s specialty art of bricking carving and witness the changing of times.

Jinshan Cherry Blossom Trail

To create the uniquely enchanting sight of cherry blossoms, Yuanli Township Office has planted more than a thousand Taiwan Cherry blossoms and Yae Sakura inside Jinshan Park. Strolling on the beautiful cherry blossom trail is healthy and easy, and enables the viewing of the breathtaking scenery of Yuanli. The sea of flowers accompanied by high ground will surely become the new tourist landmark of Miaoli.

Shizhen Cherry Blossom Boulevard

As a private attraction of Yuanli, Shizhen Cherry Blossom Boulevard is filled with fresh air and the natural sounds of insects and birds. Cherries are grown on both sides of the spacious promenade. Taking a stroll in such a perfect environment when the flowers are in full bloom is pure enjoyment.

Yuangang Fishing Harbor

Yuangang Fishing Harbor is located on the northern end of the coast in Yuanli Township. Developed for tourism, the port has a fishermen activity center, ocean view pavilion, playground, fish grilling area, performance square, market, shellfish farming ponds, a camping area, parking lot, trails, arched bridge, and pavilions. The green activity area on the west side of the port is open to the public for morning runs, sports, kite flying, enjoying the ocean and sunset views, and other recreations. Freshly caught fish is auctioned at the port every morning from 6:30 a.m. Open to both businesses and the general public. The fish sold is generally fresher and cheaper than the fish sold at the market, making the auction a hugely popular event.

Huoyan Mountain

Huoyanshan (Huoyan Mountain) Nature Reserve is located to the north of Da-an River. It is known for its special scenery featuring sharp bare hills, and the Mawei Pine Tree Forest. In 1986, the Council of Agriculture designated the area a nature reserves.