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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.

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    Pulai Stream Xitoushe War Road
    4.3 4stars 86 reviews
    Tsai Dustin
    4stars 4 years ago

    Not bad

    Xn W
    5stars 2 months ago

    111.4.4 The first entrance is to navigate the Bora Flower View Hot Spring Park. The entrance to the mountain is on the right side before entering the parking lot, and there is a public toilet next to it. Most of the trails are stairs, which are considered gentle. I came to climb through noon, and the bamboo forest was dense, so it was cool and not hot. I like this trail best👍 Remarks: The location of Citiwood in the photo is the scenic spot in the hot spring park, not the trail.

    5stars 6 months ago

    The trails are relaxed and the scenery is elegant. After a round trip, the park below is suitable for picnics

    5stars 11 months ago

    Bamboo forest and green shade, cool breeze After reaching the top, the scenery is beautiful

    5stars 5 months ago

    A good place to stay in Bora in the morning, you can see mango trees, bamboo forests, and plum groves along the road. Looking up at the winding Laonong Creek, seeing the plum blossoms in full bloom is the biggest surprise. The sun shines on the hills of Bora, changing thousands of species. Style!

    Last Update:2022-05-31

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