Xiangtian Lake Route

Nanzhuang(南庄) to Xiangtian Lake(Museum of Saisiyat Folklore)(向天湖(賽夏文物館)):
Nanzhuang(南庄)=>Nanzhuang Visitor Center(南庄遊客中心)=>Dongjiang Tribe(東江部落)=>Hengpingbei Tribe(Hengpingbei Fish Eco-Trail)(橫屏背部落(橫屏背生態賞魚步道))=>Donghe Suspension Bridge(Walu Industrial Cultural Center)(東河吊橋(瓦祿產業文化館))=>Xiangtian Lake(Museum of Saisiyat Folklore)(向天湖(賽夏文物館))


Xiangtian Lake(Museum of Saisiyat Folklore)(向天湖(賽夏文物館)) to Nanzhuang(南庄):
Xiangtian Lake(Museum of Saisiyat Folklore)(向天湖(賽夏文物館))=>Donghe Suspension Bridge(Walu Industrial Cultural Center)(東河吊橋(瓦祿產業文化館))=>Hengpingbei Tribe(Hengpingbei Fish Eco-Trail)(橫屏背部落(橫屏背生態賞魚步道))=>Dongjiang Tribe(東江部落)=>Nanzhuang Visitor Center(南庄遊客中心)=>Nanzhuang(南庄)

Tickets and Transport Information


★one day pass NT$ 150
1. 1-Day pass: NT$150, you can take Nanzhuang Route, Xiantiang Lake Route, and Xianshan Route. Unlimited rides on the same day of ticket purchase.
2. With a ticket of Taiwan Tourist Shuttle operated by Miaoli Bus, holders can have a free ride on another day, with the stamp of legal guest houses or hotels in Miaoli.
★We accept: easy card, ipass/Pay by cash on the bus, fare of one way ticket will be charged at exact mileage
1. Full ticket: Xiangtian Lake Route NT$44. Please prepare exact change. No change available on the bus.
2. Half ticket: aged 65 or above, disabled, elementary school children
3. Childrens ticket: Aged 6 or below

Where to buy

1.Ticket on Bus
2.Ticket counter Nanzhuang Bus

Service Hotline

Miaoli County Governtment Tel: +886-37-374375, Service Hour: 8:00~17:00
Miaoli Bus Tel:+886-37-662111, 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.

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. 

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Related scenic spots along the route

Xiangtian Lake

  The architecture is finished and the surface is wrapped with Saisiyat's bamboo-weaving art and the stone columns are decorated with the Saisiyat's special totems. Themed exhibitions highlighting tribal culture, as well as art classrooms are found in this building from time to time. It is a cultural center hosting a combination of knowledge and culture learning. 

Donghe Suspension Bridge

  Donghe Suspension Bridge (東河吊橋) spanning across East River is decorated with many totems of primitive residents, displaying the life and ecologic beauty of tribes. Overlooking from the bridge, you can appreciate the beautiful and elegant river as well as stone-walled valley, which will bring you to another world.

Walo Industry Museum

  Going down the mountain from the Xiangtian Lake (向天湖), you can see some wooden huts along the road, which used to be the location for Donghe Police Station (東河派出所) with a history of 80 years. The retrospective wood built architectures remind people of old times; after renovation some old photos are displayed for reminiscence, as if the time is telling of the humanistic landscape of East River area in early period.