Way before the Central Highway was completed, Taiwan's aboriginal tribe, the Ataya, was residing along the upper stream of Da-Jia river. The residents of Huanshan, Sungmao, Lisan and Jiayang tribe in Taichung City lived a self-sufficient farming life.
After the completion of the Central Highway in 1958, there was a gradual increase of population in Wuling, as people engaged in agrarian or foresting activities gradually moved into this area. A group of cultivators, in the name of "Taiwan's Veteran Cultivation Reclaim Service Station", started to build the "Wuling Cultivation Area" here.
Initial Stage of Wuling Farm
In the spring of 1963, late president Chiang Ching-kuo, the Chairman of the Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen (now titled Veterans Affairs Commission), devoted himself to exploring the mountainous areas in search of person with hardships. He then named the "Wuling Cultivation Area" as "Wuling Farm" on 10th May 1963, and appointed Mr. Lin De-Gi as the first director of the farm. At the initial stage, the farm was under the Veteran Farm Committee. Its main job was the agricultural development of the mountain area along the Central Highway, and resettling veterans as farmers.
As the current of time moved, the trend and government's policy shifted toward ecotourism in order to preserve the land of Taiwan; thus, the Farm started 2 stages of developmental changes starting from 1980, in order to develop tourism and agriculture. With its limited resources, the farm worked towards settlement and the caring of veterans, industrial management, tourism development and environmental protection. They worked on making sure resources could be sustainably used, and eventually achieve the goal of sustainable management in 12 years.
Tao Yuanming, a famous poet in the Wei-chin era, illustrated a journey of fantasy into the land of peach blossoms in Wuling in one of his famous poems, " The Peach Colony ". Just as what he had described, Wuling Farm displays a sea of flowers in spring, bountiful fruits in summer, scarlet maple leaves in autumn, and auspicious snow in winter. It is the Shangri-La dream of the late poet come true, and a perfect place for leisure with its superb quality of service.
Wuling Farm is situated at a high altitude, thus has long been the perfect getaway resort in summer (with an average temperature of 22°C). In addition, it has recently won the proud name of "Jiuzhaigou of Taiwan" because of its charming scarlet maple leaves in autumn (Plan a trip from mid-November through mid-January to be enchanted by the maple leaves). Be it in spring, summer, autumn or winter, always be ready to leave filled with memories after you have had a taste of Wuling Farm!
Beauty in Wuling: Diverse Looks in Four Seasons
The spring of Wuling is filled with the subtle yet enchanting aroma of peach, plum, and apple flowers blooming in the mountains and valleys. In summer, ripening fruits hanging high on the branches will tempt all your senses with their bright color and aroma (the season of harvesting is from July to October); deep into autumn, fiery maple leaves framed by the mountains will seduce you with their dance; as winter steps in, crystal white snow covers the peaks of the mountains, portraying the typical aura of the northern countries. With the continual change of scenery throughout the year, Wuling Farm attracts waves of tourists every season who wonder around its grounds forgetting time, and wish they didn't have to return home.
- Taipei Main Station: Gate E3 Pick up location Place to check in
The Westin Yilan Resort Pick up location No. 268, Section 3, Yongtong Road, Yuanshan Township
Chilan Hotel Parking Lot Pick up location No. 6, Section 4, Taiya Road, Datong Township, Yilan County 267
- Wuling Farm Ticket Booth Pick up location
- Wuling Guest House-- Yin Bin Bridge Drop off location
- Wuling Farm Medical Station Drop off location
- Hoya Resort Hotel-- Wuling Drop off location
- Hoya Resort Hotel-- Wuling Pick up location
- Wuling Farm Medical Station Pick up location
- Wuling Guest House Yin-Bin Bridge Pick up location
Cilan Forest Recreation Park (是當日情況，是否停留) No. 6, Section 4, Taiya Road, Datong Township
Departing from Cilan Forest Recreation Park (是當日情況，是否停留)
The Westin YIlan Resort Drop off location No. 6 Section 4, Taiya Road, Datong Township, Yilan County, 267
- Taipei Main Station Gate E3 Drop off location
☆This tour is ready to depart with a minimum of 1 passenger. The type of vehicle (ranging from a regular size sedan, a mid-size van, to a large tour bus) that will be dispatched for this tour is determined by the number of passengers on the given day. An instant text message as a reminder will be sent to the tour participants a day before the day of departure.
☆This tour package is exclusively offered to senior citizens aged 65 or above, to veterans, and to individuals with disability. Please show us the official personal photo ID to receive this promotional offer. In case if the traveler's personal ID does not meet the qualification criteria, please make up the tour bus fare’s residue on site.
☆ In the event of any unanticipated condition, i.e. traffic congestion or a specific weather condition on the day of tour, the content of itinerary, the sequence of schedules and the time of stopover will be consequently rearranged.
Departure day or later, no refund
one day before, refund30%
2~20day before, refund70%
21~30day before, refund80%
30 day before, refund100%
五、通知於旅遊開始日或開始後到達者或未通知不參加者，賠償 旅遊費用百分之一百。 前項規定作為損害賠償計算基準之旅遊費用應先扣除行政規費 後計算之。
☆ Please bring along your personal medication to participate the tour if needed; for example: motion-sickness pills, cold medicine, or insect repellent spray, etc.
☆ Please do not carry pet or hazardous item to participate this tour, thank you for cooperation.
☆ In order to attend this sightseeing tour bus, please arrive at the meet-up point on time; it shall be deemed an automatic waiver in the event of absence due to personal cause, or getting off/on the bus of an ongoing tour. Please accept our apology for not able to provide refund or additional ticket in this regard.
☆ The activities included in this tour are “complimentary add-on.” Any waiver will not receive any refund in this regard.