Pulai Stream Xitoushe War Road

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Liouguei District

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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 104 reviews
    WunKai Wang
    5stars 10 months ago

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

    Tsai Dustin
    4stars 5 years ago

    Not bad

    4stars 10 months ago

    #高雄#六骨# Pulai Xitoushe Battle Road The name of the trail comes from the discovery of the site of "Purai Xitou Society" by Japanese anthropologists during the Japanese occupation period. Among them, Pulai is the old name of Baolai. Xitou Society is located at the watershed between Laonong River and Baolai River. It was the settlement of Tsou people long ago. . This road is said to have been built during the Japanese occupation , The purpose is to build the Meilong Mountain Fort to control the activities of the local aborigines. The battle path was built along the ridgeline of Meilong Mountain, and coolies were mobilized to haul gun barrels and building materials to the top of Baolai Peak, which is quite historically significant. . At present, the entrance of this trail is located in Baolai Huashang Hot Spring Park. It is about 3.5km back and forth. There is a slight climb but not very steep. It is a route suitable for all ages. Because there are many plum gardens along this trail, the plum blossoms are in full bloom in winter. Quite spectacular and perfect for a visit. . There is a point of view in the battle path. You can see the big collapsed wall next to the Baolai settlement, which is only separated by a Laonong River. It was one of the landslides formed during the 88th typhoon in 1998. 50m, the disaster also interrupted the Nanheng Highway, and the prosperity of Baolai Hot Spring Area fell to the bottom. . In the past 13 years, there is still no grass growing on this landslide. The heavy rain in the flood season still brings a large amount of earth and rocks to the riverbed, which continues to threaten the safety of residents. The most recent serious disaster was the heavy rain in August last year. Baolai No. 1 Bridge, the only road connected to the outside world in the above area, was closed for warning and became an isolated island on the road. Recently, the new Baolai No. 1 Bridge has been completed. The new bridge reduces the pier of the river and raises the bridge deck, so that there is a more abundant water passage section under the bridge. Should be able to face increasingly extreme climates.

    4stars 10 months ago

    The wooden plank road is very new and easy to walk on; both sides of the trail are mainly bamboo forests with shade; the trail has ups and downs, and the slope is not very steep, but it may be a bit difficult for the elderly; the trail is actually not very long, if you are afraid of walking If you don't move, you can refer to the map and decide the route you want to take. On the way, you can overlook Baolai River and Laonong River.

    4stars 8 months ago

    There are more stairs at the first entrance, and the rest are smooth and easy to walk. The journey is cool and not hot, with tree shade and pavilions. The round trip takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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