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Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

Mt. Dalun in Lugu, Nantou has a great view that visitors can see the faraway coastal line of Taichung and Changhua on clear days so to enjoy the open view of the tea garden. I craved the beautiful scenery so I picked a workday to visit Mt. Dalun in Lugu and Wu-You Farm.

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> Cloud waterfall is the beautiful scenery </div>

Mt. Dalun is in Xiaobantian Leisure Farm Area located on the way to Shanlinxi Forest Recreation Area. Originally I thought this place was rarely known, but the crowd heading to Mt. Dalun was more than I expected, even the narrow roads that are hard for sharing still cannot curb visitors’ interest. On the industrial road is a scenic walking trail which ends with an observation deck where the tea gardens and ginkgo forests are within sight. Visitors can also have an overlook to the western plain stretching till the coastal line; many photographers love this place for its sea of clouds and starry night views so it’s a rather famous scenic spot.

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> Overlooking from Wu-You </div>

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center">The view along the trail. </div>

Wu-You Farm lies at the end of the road. Even it was not a holiday or weekend, there were still many cars parking outside. 80% full in the restaurant during the lunch time and many were returned customers, which can tell its popularity. Jianxing LIN, the owner of Wu-You Farm, is local and he names the restaurant Wu-You-- “Wu” is taken from his father’s name and “You” means the smooth area on the mountain peak.

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> Wu-You Farm, where Wu is his father’s name and You means the smooth area on the mountain peak </div>

<div align="center"> The parking lot is full even on workdays, which can tell its popularity. </div>

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun
Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> The mist veils the scenery outside in white. </div>

Bamboo making is their original business. In the old time, the elder would go to the mountains to “count the bamboo stock” so the workers could split them before distribution and sale. Later on, the bamboo industry went down and people grew tea instead, now this is “the origin of Shanlinxi tea”, Mr. LIN is very familiar with the environmental changes in Lugu and told the story of industry transformation.

Wu-You farm also grows tea, a string of tea making processes starts after tea picking and harvest. If visitors are interested in understanding the tea making process, Mr. LIN is more than happy to explain and introduce; if interested in tea shopping, you can ask the owner to try it. The platform on the second floor of the tea factory is a good spot with overlooking views that many wonderful time-lapse videos and photos can be filmed or taken here.

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> On this trail, there are ginkgo trees and tea gardens and it takes less than 10 minutes to complete the trail. </div>

Tea gardens in Mt. Dalun are unique because the ginkgo trees are grown along. ginkgo trees are chosen for soil and water conservation as well as tea growing. The deciduous trees are less shady to affect sunlight needed to grow tea. Every fall the ginkgo leaves turn yellow which scatters in the green of tea gardens, the view is so fantastic.

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> Because of the high altitude, it doesn’t feel hot having hot pot here. Purple cabbage is a rare-seen food material, recommended! </div>

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> Bamboo shoot is local relish, a must try! </div>

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> The cool, sweet, and tasty appetizer! </div>

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> Local zucchini tastes sweet but not grassy; a common food material recently. </div>

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center">Healthy ginkgo tea with roasted ginkgo fruit. The tea tastes a bit bitter sweet. Those who prefer healthy drinks could give it a try. Ginkgo fruit tastes kinda chewy with a bitter aftertaste. </div>

Wu-You Farm in Mt.Dalun

<div align="center"> Menu in Wu-You Farm </div>

Wu-You Farm

Add: No.800-11, Yangwan Lane, Lugu Township, Nantou County<br/>TEL: 049-2009018 (Wednesday Off)<br/>Website: http://www.wvsiv.com.tw/ <br/>Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/wvsiv/ <br/>

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