A great secluded place in the mountains and forests, isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city, for you to experience the joy of life available only in the mountains and forests!
Mingchi, an alpine lake between 1150 and 1700 meters above sea level featuring a cool and pleasant climate, is a famous summer resort in the north. Not only does it have a rich forest, but it also has black swans, birds, butterflies, squirrels, mandarin ducks, mallards, etc., shuttling in the forest, always bringing surprises and touches to travelers! Fuchun Garden, created with the original topographical features, Jingshi Garden, a place where tourists may meditate, the Filial Piety Pavilion, built by the late President of Chiang Kai-shek to commemorate his loving mother, the Centennial Forest, named to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Founding Father, the fern garden with forest classrooms, the forest fairy tale trail with planted trees arranged in the plantation matrix, and the Mingchi Nursery with seasonal flowers, etc., all add to the fun of travelers!
※ Please observe Lealea Makauy Ecology Park rules for visitors.
• Under 12 years old
• Height below 150 cm
• Seniors over 65 years old
Soldiers, Public servants, and Teachers/Army first special forces soldiers
• Groups with at least 30 people
Physically or mentally impaired/Veterans and family/Toddlers
Type 2 Veterans
Datong township aborigines
• Physically or mentally impaired (and one necessary companion)
Hotel guests only
Free admissions to hotel guests
Free admissions to hotel guests
※ Business hours: 08:00~16:30
※Parking charges: NT$100 per vehicle per day regardless of vehicle type, regardless of holiday or non-holiday, yellow and red licensed heavy motorcycles are charged like ordinary automobiles. Free for hotel guests and free for ordinary motorcycles and bicycles.
※ Payment method: License plate recognition system, cash only.
Sauntering in the wooded shadows, you may immerse yourself in the forest phytoncides. Take it easy in the mountainous wilderness and just feel the tension inside washed away.
Mingchi Resort will be the best accommodation choice for those who love the scenery of the mountains and forests!
The brand-new wooden Chinese-style glass house restaurant subverts the new aesthetics of mountains and forests. Dining in the mountains and forests, listening to the natural concerto of insects and birds, and a leisurely attitude towards life are the most rare enjoyments in life.
Business * leisure * accommodation = impeccable conference package
Bright landscape vision and perfect spatial display stimulate unlimited creativity and potential.
Time of day
Rent / 4Hr
08：00 - 12：00
About 20 pings
(14.8 x 6.93 meters)
13：00 - 17：00
19：30 - 21：30
※ Extra time fees NT$1,250/hour
※ Special arrangements can be made to accommodate your party.
Equipment provided: Projector, screen, microphone, paper, pen, tea.
Extra-charge services: Meeting refreshments are tailored services that can be arranged according to your needs at an extra charge.
Mingchi Resort includes Fuchun Garden, which uses the original topographical characteristics to create landscapes, Jingshi Garden, where visitors can meditate, the Filial Piety Pavilion built by the late President of Chiang Kai-shek to commemorate his mother, the Centennial Forest named to commemorate the 100th birthday of the founding father, the fern garden with forest classrooms, the forest fairy tale trail with planted trees arranged in the plantation matrix, and the Mingchi nursery full of seasonal flowers, etc., all of which can ably boost the fun of the guests.
Guided tours time
The Lily Magao Ecological Park is committed to providing more friendly travel services for seniors, friends with disabilities, and those with special needs. We offer accessible spaces, including:
Accessible room: Mingchi Resort has 2 rooms designated for this purpose.
Restaurant: Accessible pathways.
Lobby: Friendly restrooms, accessible pathways, emergency reporting system, and elevators.
Mingchi Lake: Accessible pathways and friendly restrooms.
Mingchi Night Wonders
Mingchi, nestled within the misty forests of the northern segment of the Xueshan Mountain Range in the Lily Magao Ecological Park, spans approximately 20 square kilometers with minimal human interference. The biodiversity remains stable, and the natural ecosystem thrives day and night, offering significant opportunities for environmental and ecological education. During the nighttime, visitors coexist with nature, exploring the shores of Mingchi Lake under the dimly lit night sky. They find tranquility, listen to the symphony of the nocturnal forest, and enjoy a most precious ecological journey.
Forest Music Feast
Listening to the sounds of insects and birds, a serene moment; listening to the music of the forest, cultivating one’s temperament.
Time & Location:
09:00 11:00 (Mingchi Lake Shore)
14:00 16:00 (Mingchi Lake Shore)
20:10~21:20 (Outdoor area near Mingchi Lodge Restaurant)
※ In case of rain, the venue will be moved to the meeting room.
A Stroll by the Enchanting Mingchi Lake
Mingchi is a high-mountain lake, and when shrouded in mist, the scenery becomes dreamlike, akin to an ink painting filled with poetic charm. The design of placing dried red cypress logs in the lake further complements the vast natural cypress forest along the shore, creating a unique landscape reminiscent of ancient remnants.
Learning from Scenic Beauty – Meditating in the Tranquil Stone Garden
The Tranquil Stone Garden area in Mingchi includes several landscaped features that utilize the natural topography. It comprises the Fuchun Courtyard, built to showcase the site’s natural characteristics, the Cixiao Pavilion, which President Chiang erected in honor of his mother, the Shuiqin Cave, Qushui Pavilion, Taolan Pavilion, Liushang Pavilion, a flower garden, and a Japanese-inspired rock garden. The park features waterfalls, ponds, unique rocks, small bridges, and lush forests as far as the eye can see, making it a place with a profound Zen-like atmosphere.
Flowers Blanket the Earth – Fragrance in Mingchi Nursery
Across from the amusement area lies the Mingchi Nursery, where in early June, a vast expanse of over ten thousand hydrangea blooms in various shades of blue, purple, and red create a vibrant and enchanting sea of flowers. The hydrangeas are so abundant and splendid that they seem to overflow like a colorful tapestry, making it an absolute must-see for visitors.
Sun Yat-sen’s Centennial Memorial Forest & Fern Garden
Across from Mingchi Lake, there is an artificial forest densely planted with Cryptomeria trees. In 1964, in commemoration of the centennial birthday of Sun Yat-sen, the Forest Conservation Office specifically named it the ‘ Sun Yat-sen ‘s Centennial Memorial Forest.’ This forest also serves as a nursery for cultivating seedlings in Mingchi. Sun Yat-sen ‘s Centennial Memorial Forest’ is home to at least 50 species of ferns, representing over 18 families and 38 genera. Therefore, as part of the development plan for the Mingchi Forest Recreation Area, it has been renamed the ‘Fern Garden.’
Mingchi Picturesque and Romantic – Strolling the Forest Fairy Tale Trail (Temporarily Open)
The Forest Fairy Tale Trail is constructed along the contours of the mountainside, utilizing an artificial matrix arrangement of trees to create a forest trail. It incorporates the imagery of the fairy tale ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ making it a delightful and engaging experience.
Mingchi Standing Tall and Majestic – The Mighty Shenmu of Mingchi
The Mighty Shenmu of Mingchi is a majestic red cypress tree within the park, boasting an impressive age of 1,500 years. It stands at a towering height of 31.6 meters with a girth of 11.62 meters, proudly overlooking Mingchi Resort. It exudes a captivating spiritual presence and brims with vitality.
The Sacred Tree Garden is the largest hinoki cypress sacred tree garden in the country! Nearly a hundred ancient hinoki cypress and Taiwan red cypress trees, all over a thousand years old, stand tall within the park, leaving visitors in awe. Each sacred tree in the park is named after historical sages and wise figures from past generations, cleverly combining tree age with historical personalities and dynasties, creating an unforgettable impression. The ancient hinoki cypress forest area even offers thoughtful amenities like long and short circular trails and rest facilities, providing visitors with the opportunity for a 1-2 hour journey through the ecological wonders of the Sacred Tree Garden.