East Rift Valley Line

Taitung Bus Station(臺東轉運站) to Luye Gaotai(鹿野高台):
Taitung Bus Station(臺東轉運站)=>Taitung Hotel For Teachers Public Workers(公教會館)=>Chuanguang Gengsheng(傳廣更生)=>Siwei Chuanguang(四維傳廣)=>Beinan(卑南入口)=>Taitung Station(臺鐵臺東站)=>Beinan Cultural Park(卑南文化公園)=>Nanwang Tribe(南王部落)=>Mingfeng(明峰)=>Yuan Sen Applied Botanical Garden(原生植物園)=>Chulu Ranch(初鹿牧場)=>Siwei(四維)=>Luminous Hot Spring Resort & Spa(鹿鳴酒店)=>Kunci Temple(崑慈堂)=>Luye Station(臺鐵鹿野站)=>Yong Chang Tribe(永昌部落)=>Yong An Community(永安社區)=>Luye Visitor Center(鹿野遊客中心)=>Luye Gaotai(West)(鹿野高台西站)=>Luye Gaotai(鹿野高台)


Luye Gaotai(鹿野高台) to Taitung Bus Station(臺東轉運站):
Luye Gaotai(鹿野高台)=>Luye Gaotai (East )(鹿野高台東站)=>Luye Visitor Center(鹿野遊客中心)=>Yong An Community(永安社區)=>Yong Chang Tribe(永昌部落)=>Luye Station(臺鐵鹿野站)=>Kunci Temple(崑慈堂)=>Luminous Hot Spring Resort & Spa(鹿鳴酒店)=>Siwei(四維)=>Chulu Ranch(初鹿牧場)=>Yuan Sen Applied Botanical Garden(原生植物園)=>Mingfeng(明峰)=>Nanwang Tribe(南王部落)=>Beinan Cultural Park(卑南文化公園)=>Taitung Station(臺鐵臺東站)=>Beinan(卑南入口)=>Siwei Chuanguang(四維傳廣)=>Chuanguang Gengsheng(傳廣更生)=>Taitung Hotel For Teachers Public Workers(公教會館)=>Taitung Bus Station(臺東轉運站)

Tickets and Transport Information

Fare 1.One-way course cost
The ticket price is charge by metered
2. The fare will be charged by the mileage with e-cards. The fare for each stop will be charged differently in accordance with the actual mileage.
Where to buy Ticket on BusWe accept: cash, easy card, ipass
Service Hotline Service Hotline: Taitung County Government Tourism Bureauat thetourism and recreation +886-89-328669
Tourist Service Center, Taitung +886-89-357131, Fax:+886-89-355414
Eastern Top Transport- Mountain Route: +886-89-333023,Service Hour: 09:00~17:00

Guidelines for carrying folding bikes on the bus:
1. Carrying folding bikes on the bus is allowed.
2. Please observe the following rules when carrying folding bikes:
(1) You should put the folding bike in a bike bag.
(2)Put it in the luggage compartment for free.
(3)When putting your folding bike on a seat, you need to pay half fare for it.
(4) Most of the buses are midibuses. They have no luggage compartments. If there are too many people, folding bikes may not be carried on the buses.

Concession tickets guidelines:
1. There are full tickets and half tickets. All day return tickets are offered at discount prices already. Apologize for no further discount.
2. Half tickets are available to:
(1) Senior citizens at the age of 65 or above, with ROC ID cards or Senior Citizen Cards
(2) Holders of Disabled Cards. Must ride with a guardian or a partner.
(3) Children below 12 years old at height of 115cm and below 145cm can purchase half tickets with valid IDs.
3. Free:
Children at the height of 115cm or below or children below 6 years old but at the height above 115cm are allowed to ride on the buses free with valid IDs. They are allowed to occupy seats. But they must be accompanied by adults with valid tickets. Each adults with valid ticket are allowed to take two children that are eligible to ride on the buses free. All children exceeding the requirements must purchase half tickets.

Guidelines for carrying pets on the bus:
1. You need to pay half fare for each pet carried on the bus. But they should not take any seat.
2. Passengers refusing to cooperate with the staffs’ advice, in case of the following, may be refused to ride on the bus. The unused tickets can be refunded in full:
(1) Suffering from serious diseases.
(2) Not carried in cages, baskets, or nets.
(3) Unclean or prone to damage other people and things.
(4) Harmful to public hygiene and other passengers; aggressive and dangerous animals.
(5) Not suitable to be carried on buses.
3. Passengers should carry their pets in cages, baskets, or nets. Each passenger is allowed to carry one pet, not exceeding the dimensions of 27cm3 (average length of 30cm on each side).
4. When carry pets, passengers should place them beside and take good care of them. They are not allowed to put on seats, luggage racks, or aisle. The cages, baskets, or nets carrying the pets should be closed or fastened tightly and wrapped up with waterproof cloth for hygiene reasons. If any passengers violate the rules and refuse to cooperate with the staff, they may be forced to leave the vehicle. The tickets will be suspended.
5. Guide dogs must be allowed on the buses to safeguard the rights of the people with visual impairment. All guide dogs can ride on the buses for free. As most guide dogs are huge, they are suggested to sit by the doors. 

Timetable FAQ East Rift Valley Line Guestbook

East Rift Valley Line This play

There are many gorgeous resorts at East Rift Valley, such as the bird-eye view of the land and river, the greens on Luye Gaotai, and more. Sakuban tribe and Puyuma Cultural Park allow visitors to experience the indigenous charm. At Chulu Ranch, visitors can enjoy the green plains, white fences, and red houses. The farm's fun and gorgeous landscapes of Taitung attract visitors with its kaleidoscopic beauty.

RiftValley Route Terminus (Main Station)→Taitung Railway Station→Luye Gaotai→Kunci Temple→Yuan Sen Applied Botanical Garden→Visitor Center

Related scenic spots along the route

Luye Gaotai

Luye Gaotai is the first place constructed with a fresh image of hot air balloon in Taiwan. It is also a new scenic spot in Taitung. Since 2011, Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta has been annually held from late June to early September. The flying shows of hot air balloon in the early morning and evening are the climax every day. Pilots from different countries navigate colorful balloons to fly. This makes the sky of Taitung in summer full of young and enthusiastic atmosphere.

BeinanCulture Park

Beinan Cultural Park is situated at the northern edge of Nanwang Village of Beinan Township in Taitung County. This is the site of the largest and most complete prehistoric settlement that has been discovered in Taiwan so far; in its heyday, the settlement may have covered an area of more than 300,000 square meters. It was found during construction work on the back part of Taitung's New Railway Station when the South-Link Railway was being built in 1980, when a graveyard containing several thousand slate coffins was unearthed. This is the largest prehistoric graveyard yet discovered around the Pacific Rim. The bringing to light of this cultural layer from under the ground caught the attention of the government, and in addition to the carrying out of archaeological work there a national museum to house the resulting artifacts was also built. Besides the coffins, the remains of buildings as well as implements of life used by the Neolithic Beinan people who lived here 2,000 or 3,000 years ago. From their pillared houses, the rich forms of the artifacts they left behind, the exquisite nature of their handicraft, and their burial customs we can catch a glimpse of the high level of civilization attained by these people. In addition to the museum, the park contains the archaeological site that you can visit; if you make prior arrangements for a volunteer guide, you can even have a guided tour of this interesting site.

Taitung Yuan Sen Applied Botanical Garden

Taitung Yuan Sen Applied Botanical Garden is located near the mountain area of Chulu Ranch. The ocean currents the Pacific Ocean and Kuroshio Current made a perfect climate for Taitung to grow herb plants naturally. According to the experts, Taitung has over 2000 species of herb plants in the area. In this 454 square meter garden there are a total of 200 types Taitung native plants along with various species of herbs and flowers. After a pleasant walk in the garden, visitor can taste the delicious food at the buffet-style restaurant offered by Yuan Sen. This is a great weekend getaway place for all age group. 

Chulu Ranch

Chulu Ranch grows on a slightly acidic sandy hillside at an elevation of 200 to 390 meters above sea level and receives about 1,900mm of rainfall annually. The 70-plus hectare ranch has 45 hectares of pasture and grazing land, making it the biggest hillside pasture in Taiwan. The 350 resident Holstein dairy cows produce about 500 metric tons of milk a year. The pasture also buys milk from a cooperative of seven dairies with 1,100 Holsteins and an annual milk production of about 3,000 metric tons. The milk is processed at the ranch into about 3.5 million kilogram boxes of fresh milk.
In addition to the dairy operations, Chulu Ranch is beautifully landscaped and equipped for visitor recreations and educational pursuits. The pasture serves an ecological and cultural preservation role as well, making it an excellent destination for ecotours in a rustic setting. Visitors can also enjoy horseback rides, take a spin in a horse-drawn carriage, and buy a wide range of locally made dairy products at the ranch store.

Wulu Kunci Temple

The current location of Kunci Temple is where Luye Immigrant Village‘s Shinto shrine was settle during the Japanese occupied period. The original Shinto Shrine is already gone but the base of it was the only thing left and later was reconstructed into a pavilion.

Tiehua Music Village

"Tiehua Music Village is the first services area in Taiwan’s “International Spotlight” plan. Taitung’s musician and artist created this village to share inspiration and communicate with other that has the same passion. The shops in the village are owned by local artist which is a great place to buy souvenir.
Live Band Hours: Wednesday through Saturday (8pm-10pm) and Sunday (5pm-6pm)
Tiehua Shop Hours: Tuesday through Sunday (2pm-10pm)
Tiehua Weekend Market Hours: Friday (6pm-10pm) Saturday and Sunday (3:30pm-10pm)"

Nanwang Village (Puyuma)

There are 8 Beinan Aboriginal Tribe in Taiwan and one of them is Nanwang Village also known as Puyuma (Beinan language: Sakuban). There was once a legendary man who governs nearby tribes by collecting meat and shell from all village to form a powerful reputation among all. The name Puyuma means “unity” or “concord”.