Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village
Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village (45 Ching Tien Lane, Yuchih Township, Nantou County) — located in Talin Village, Yizhi (Fish Pond) Town, this renowned cultural village was opened in July 1986 and has since became one of the most renowned amusement parks in Taiwan. Over an expanse of some 62 hectares land, adjacent to the world renowned Sun Moon Lake, this park offers a variety of activities either it be for sightseeing, vacationing, cultural exchange, recreation or educational purposes.
The village is divided into four broad sections. The first is more for sightseeing where gardens, palace and European style castles rein the area. The second section consists of scientific displays where visitors can appreciate the laser bean display and the rhythmic movements of the musical fountain. The third section is the Future World Area, which houses a space theater and other fun rides such as Galaxy Ride, World Compound and Space Mountain etc. The area resembles a miniature Disneyland. The fourth section is the Historic Area where traditional dwelling models of the nine aboriginal tribes are on display. These tribes are the Yamei, Ah Mei, Lukai, Peinan, Paoshia, Paiwan, Puwan, Yen and Tayal. There are also exhibitions of the aborigine’s architectural styles and handicrafts. Outside the park, there is a newly opened gold mine where visitors can try their luck seeping gold dusts.
Admission: NT$850 (adult), NT$750 (student), NT$650 (children), NT$420 (seniors and the disabled). Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (weekdays), 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (weekends). Note: operating hours may be extended during cherry blossom festival in February.