Positioned in a lush valley at the centre of Taiwan, Puli Township is surrounded by majestic mountains, rolling hills and bucolic farmlands. Puli Township is home to interesting museums, craft breweries, arts venues and fresh local cuisine in addition to mountain and lake activities nearby.
Things to do in Puli Township
Puli is a haven for Buddhist pilgrims who come to meditate and admire structures, such as the Chung-tai Shan monastery, considered the tallest monastery in the world. Don’t miss the Kuanghsing Paper Factory where you can see the art of handmade papers used by Taiwanese calligraphers.
At Arboreal Insect Museum and the Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology, you can marvel at the intricate world of insects, including thousands of butterflies. Lungnan Natural Lacquerware Museum reveals close ties to the lacquerware industry, where you can watch demonstrations and take guided tours.
Art thrives outdoors at New Era Sculpture Park, which features statues by renowned local artists. Head out to Carp Lake to spy egrets while cycling along the shoreline. Take an extended excursion to Sun Moon Lake, where you can rent a scooter, bicycle or boat.
As a centre for Buddhism, many eateries offer vegetarian fare, while roadside stalls sell sugar cane stalks and drinks. You can also go wine tasting in town and indulge in handmade cakes at Tiramisu bakery and cafe. At night, try colourful cocktails and karaoke at WOWOW Bar.
Getting around Puli Township
You can reach Puli Township by rail or bus from Taipei. Taxis and bicycles are the best ways to get around the city. You can also rent a car at Taichung Airport, about 45 minutes away.