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Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

Located in Wanluan Township, Pingtung County, Yenshan Mountain-side Leisure Farming Area contains many farming resorts suitable for parents to play with their kids or go on a family unwinding tour. The area is rich in agricultural products and fruits including guavas, pineapples, papayas, bananas, and etc. Coffee industry is also available that several leisure farms themed on coffee within the extent are noticeable. Turfs are laid on the farms where children can have fun. Do not hesitate any longer! Hurry up and bring your kids outdoor to have a blast!

Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

Step into Taiwan Jinshi Coffee Leisure Farm and smell the aroma of freshly brewed coffee accompanied by the operating sound of roaster. Ask directly about the items once getting the menu and learn that the serving of “Signature Coffee” made from homegrown coffee trees at high altitudes from the female shopkeeper. As for “Jinshi Alpine Coffee”, the one planted at a relatively lower altitude which still reaches up to more than 70 meters, is supplied by cooperative farmers under contract. The price of the drinks is similar to the one of the coffee shops in urban area, which is indeed reasonable and affordable.

The weather is bright and clear. Many families tend to sit in the pavilion which provides privacy and quietude that allows everyone to chat at ease without being bothered on the turf. We take off our shoes and join the company inside the gazebo and feel totally, inexplicably de-stressed all of a sudden at that moment. Children are unable to control the vitality and excitement within their body that they sprint and run on the turf back and forth, over and over again. Visitors can also borrow yoga balls from the farm to play with. Kids at a younger age stare at the ducks which come along on the grassland with a curious look: perhaps this is the first close contact with strange birds they have in their life. The interactions between both sides form an interesting scene on the site. According to what divulged by the shopkeeper, one may possibly encounter cute little bunnies hopping on the grass from time to time.

Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

While the farm owner is taking break from roasting beans, I take the advantage of having free talk with him, giving compliments to the fine coffee I have just drunk. He holds up the freshly-roasted coffee beans and flaunts what used to be the highest-grade tribute to the emperor of Japan with a smile. I notice the coffee beans which are huge and full, with impressive roasted color and luster. No wonder the fellow can be so proud and confident of himself.

Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

A sudden and heavy shower in the afternoon disrupts the pace but brings down the temperature. We head for Wanchin Church and try to learn about the story of this monument. This church is built in 1869, and every year before Christmas season, events and activities are always held. As the popularity of Wanchin Church has been rising dramatically during the recent years, parking lots are required to be built beside the road in the front for ensuring smooth traffic flow.

Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

It is easy for children to have eaten chocolates but seen a cacao tree. They have no idea that cocoa pods are able to grow as big as papayas! Stop by “Cocosun Chocolate Leisure Farm” located within Yenshan Mountain-side Leisure Farming Area to increase chocolate knowledge and gain an understanding of cocoa beans.

Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

The farm has already set up the traffic flow for the public. If the farm is in course of making chocolates, visitors will be able to see the entire process through the window outside the production line or simply watch the introduction film. Free guiding tours arranged by the farm at fixed times is also available. You will not regret participating in one for that the tour allows you to acquire small tips and relevant knowledge of cocoa industry, cocoa cultivation, and chocolate making.

Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

Small kids are prone to be more interested in savoring chocolates and drinking cocoa. How can you miss the chance of taking a full sip of iced cocoa drink when paying a visit to “Cocosun Chocolate Leisure Farm”? Swig the heavenly beverage, and see how joyful they are with that satisfying look on the face! The farm has recently combined the ingredient of ham hock, the specialty food of Wanluan, and developed the gourmet dish, the baked pizza of pig knuckle flavor. Anyone who is interested should definitely give it a try.<br/><br/>The DIY teaching program introduced by the farm is extremely popular. Not only are children able to have fun, I have also seen many adults signing up together. The content of DIY program is about drawing chocolate cookies and making shaped chocolates. It is required that the patterns be drawn by using tepid, flowing chocolate liquid. Although it is quite difficult to master the strokes, the activity is in a great deal of fun and amusement. A little slip from concentration, the lovable expression will immediately turn into a face characterized by a crooked mouth and oblique eyes. Therefore, I would suggest that there is no need for everybody to strive after perfection since the delight obtained from the process is far more important.

Family Trip to Yenshan, Holiday Tour in Southern Taiwan

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