Wild Taiwan

A lady of leisure writes about wildlife in Taiwan.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

2014 day 6 清境农场, 奥万大森林园区

The sun was peeping out so it was a good time to visit the farm to see sheep, horses and get a great view of the whole place.

Recycling bin
Pygmy horses

sheep's milk cookies


This protected place used to limit the number of visitors who flocked to this area just before winter to see the Liquidambar formosana (楓香). The leaves turn red just before they are shed and turn many parts of the mountain red. We managed to see some still in various parts of Taiwan but hardly any at Ao Wan Da itself. Be warned that to get to the interior, one has to scale down 488 steps and back up again to exit. Other parts were gentle slopes up or down with some steps.