Pulai Stream Xitoushe War Road

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    Pulai Stream Xitoushe War Road

The trail entrance can be found in the Baolai Hot Spring Park in Liugui District of Kaohsiung. The trail is the namesake of the Pulai Xitou Tribe that found itself situated at the watershed separating the Laonong River and the Baolai River. At the beginning of the 20th century, a Japanese anthropologist came across the relics of the Tribe, which also included the battlefield trail. The trail was built circling up the Meilong Hill to transport construction materials for a fort on the top in the Japanese colonial era, which was used to regulate the indigenous activities. The trail then became known as the Pulai Xitou Tribe Battle Field Trail now, serving as a reminder of history.

Visitors are recommended to spend an hour here. The trail is three kilometers long, and the pristine environment alongside is protected with ecological engineering methods. Said methods help to preserve a wide variety of plants on the two sides of the trail, including bamboos, Acacia confusas, Thymes, and plums. 

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There’s a saying that

The war road was built because during the early Japanese Colonial Period, the aborigines attempted to resist the Japanese people. The Japanese people came up with an intelligent idea and transported ammunition, mortars, and other weapons along the ridge at night, turning the path that was originally used by the aborigines into a military road. They also built a gun emplacement on Meilun Mountain opposite Xitoushe in preparation for an attack. However, the aborigines still tried to ambush the Japanese people along this road.


Liugui Dist., Kaohsiung



Traffic Information

1. Travel along the Provincial Highway 21 North from Qishan to Jiaxian, then take Provincial Highway 20 to Baolai.
2. Take National Highway 10 and exit to Qishan interchange, then take Provincial Highway 28 through Qishan and Meinong. Next, take Provincial Highway 27A through Liugui and connect onto Provincial Highway 27. Finally, take Provincial Highway 20 to Baolai, which is located at the 87km marker on the highway.

Public transport: Take a Kaoshiung Transportation Co. bus to Baolai.

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.70149/23.10642
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    Pulai Stream Xitoushe War Road
    4.4 4stars 105 reviews
    4stars 9 months ago

    The total length is 737 meters. If you start from the first entrance, you will go up a steep bamboo forest trail for 350 meters. After that, you will pass through three pavilions and lead to the third entrance. If there are elderly people traveling with you, it is more convenient to drive to the third entrance and then go to the first pavilion.

    WunKai Wang
    5stars a year ago

    A few-hundred-meter trail where you can overlook the township from, don’t miss it when you were here.

    Tsai Dustin
    4stars 6 years ago

    Not bad

    Chieh-ling Fang (wing)
    5stars 3 months ago

    Meishankou is closed to traffic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Baolai is quiet and less traffic on weekdays. Many shops are closed but it is more peaceful. It is great not to be crowded! The refurbished, very new trails are gentle and easy to walk

    5stars 6 months ago

    The trail is about 1.7 kilometers long. The first section is almost entirely in the bamboo forest. It is quite cool and the wooden plank road is easy to walk. The last two-thirds are made of stones and wooden steps, which are not very smooth. There are also several pavilions along the way where you can rest and enjoy the scenery. . Almost all of the trail is in the woods, and the view is not vast, but there are some sections with good scenery, overlooking the Linong River and Baolai River, as well as the cliffs next to the Nanheng Highway.

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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