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Maolin District

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    Shetoushan

Shetou Mountain is located at the 12km mark of Kaohsiung County Highway No. 132 and can be spotted on the way to Douna Village. The mountain sits right across the Longtou Mountain in a meander.

It was named Shetou, literally “snake head” in English, because it looks like a Deinagkistrodon snake snuggling at the Zhuokou River. It is a landmark in Maolin District and the guardian mountain of the local indigenous Tribe.

There is also interesting folklore behind the mountain. So it goes that there were a mother snake and her two baby snakes hunting for food in the mountain. Mistaking the sound of a gushing river in the mountain for heavy rain, the mother snake ushered her children up to a tree to avoid a huge flood that might follow the rain and instructed them to chant a spell so they could turn themselves into an eagle or a purple crow butterfly and fly away safely.

Visitors are recommended to spend 15 minutes here: They can head to the observatory and appreciate the unique meander landscape or the full view of the mountain. 

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Sight seeingOutingMt. climbing

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The Hundred Pace Snake symbolizes the ancient spirit of the Rukai Tribe. Rukai legends claim that their people are descended from this snake, so the snake is considered highly esteemed and plays an important role in their traditional culture.

Address

Located at the 12km marker on Kaohsiung Rural Route No. 132

Tel

886-7-6801111

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.69537/22.90729
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    Shetoushan
    4.7 4stars 17 reviews
    sepia
    4stars 2 years ago

    Located on a hill smugglers to Maradona in the only way, shape quite similar to the hundred-pace snake-like disk, according to the mouth of the brook cloud. Township Road 132 lines high at 12km. Snakehead is a typical mountain terrain meander, loop originally a mound, but slip away the piled earth and rock formation healing connected hills rear head, and is formed resembles hundred-pacer Zhuokou River entrenched in appearance, it is Hill called the hundred-pacer head. However, under the river continued erosion cutting action, snake neck may also be cut off to form a "loop hill" again. Hundred-pacer Head Mountain is also seen as the guardian of the tribe's sacred mountain, is one of the most famous attractions in Maolin area. According to legend, the distant past there was a mother with two small snakes snake in this feeding, the mother heard the sound of the snake river rapids, even thought it was a storm coming down the mountain torrents caused the flood, so they call the children quickly climbed the trees refuge, and asked them to close their eyes to concentrate on meditation mantra, hoped that his son and daughter were transformed into an eagle and a crow butterflies fluttered to escape disaster. The legend fully in line with the local natural landscape, interesting and full of logic, so the narrator often use this as a tour. ===================== Zhuokou River runs through the Maolin, in addition to the high ranges of the mountains, but also created a special topography and geology waterfalls, canyons, rich flora and landscape, and the leading mountain smugglers mountain terrain that is circulating mound. Hill leading mountain snake head formed different, due to which the earth and rock deposited slide away hills connected to the rear head, and the head is formed resembles hundred-pacer topography of today, to dispense Longtoushan embraced on both sides. Longtoushan now see the situation leading to the Dragon separate Japanese colonial era to facilitate traffic between the local population and deliberately exploded results change the flow direction. The natural wonders of candles shaped like a dragon, and is subject to meander, caused by circulation hill terrain, overlooking from above, like a dragon entrenched in the valley, the scenery is spectacular. Longtoushan, smugglers mountains and more mountains turtle tie its name to become the Maolin three mountains.

    James Liu
    5stars 2 years ago

    It can only be said that human imagination is really rich. Looking down from the pavilion's gazebo, you can see the mountain that is suspected of a hundred-step snake head. In addition to Shetou Mountain, there is also a leading mountain. It is a pity that it is a dry season and the riverbed is dry. If there is water in the river, I think the scenery will be more beautiful.

    屏東,高雄,台南,洗衣機冷氣清洗偉宅清洗工坊
    4stars 6 months ago

    a good place to travel light

    林小姊
    5stars a year ago

    Longtou Mountain and Shetou Mountain, must-see mountains and forests in Maolin, with beautiful scenery

    洪依妤
    5stars a year ago

    This is the famous Snake Head Mountain⛰️ Unfortunately, there is no more water now I hope that next time there are mountains and water, the scenery will be more beautiful 😎

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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