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Longtoushan Leisure Area

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    Longtoushan Leisure Area

Longtou Mountain (Longtoushan) can be found near the 12km mark of Kaohsiung County Highway No. 132 in Maolin. It covers an area of about 22 hectares and is surrounded by mountains on three sides. Longtoushan, literally Dragon Head Mountain in English, features a rare landform shaped by a river flowing through the region to resemble the shape of a humongous dragon lying on the ground, with the mountain range as its spine. Over time, the river sculpted the mountain and eventually cut it in half, making it look like a dragon spewing out pearls from afar and winning it a nickname “pearl-spewing dragon.” The mountain is also known as the ‘Eagle Valley’ for a large eagle population occupying its cliffs and valleys.

Besides eagles, Longtoushan is also popular with tourists, who are attracted by a weaving mountain trail that looks like a miniature Great Wall of China. It only takes half an hour to walk through the hiking trail, but you can also walk for another 30 minutes to the Duonagao Suspension Bridge, where you can appreciate the scenery of the valley below. 

Last Update:2023-10-25

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