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Yuanshan (員山鄉; Yuánshān Xiāng) is a rural township in the western part of Yilan County, Taiwan.


Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The nearest train station to the township is Yilan Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration, located in Yilan City.

By car[edit]

The township lies along:

  • Provincial Highway 7: Northern Cross-Country Highway

By bus[edit]

The township can be accessed by bus from Yilan city.

Kamalan Bus Inc.

  • 751 Yilan Transfer Station - Baomin Temple
  • 752 Yilan Transfer Station - Taipei Veterans General Hospital Yuanshan Branch
  • 753 Yilan Transfer Station - Shuanglian Pond
  • 755 Yilan Transfer Station - Wanglongpo

Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation

  • G12 Yilan Transfer Station - Songluo
  • G15 Yilan Transfer Station - Da Jiao Xi
  • 1785 Yilan Transfer Station - Waiyuanshan - Zuntou
  • 1786 Yilan Transfer Station - Shengou - Neicheng
  • 1789 Yilan Transfer Station - Zhensha - Dajiaoxi

Get around[edit]

By scooter[edit]

By bicycle[edit]


History and culture[edit]

  • 1 Yilan Martyrs' Shrine (員山忠烈祠), No. 1, Alley 10, Lane 125, Fuxing Road. A memorial complex featuring a shrine to fallen soldiers, a long staircase up to a temple, as well as some decomissioned military hardware surrounded by parkland.


  • 2 Artemis Garden (香草菲菲). A nursery and botanical museum.
  • Kingcar Orchid Garden (金車員山蘭花園), No. 25, Lane 175, Section 2, Yuanshan Road, +886 3 922 0488 (#1). 08:00-17:00. A plant nursery, founded in 1988, which showcases a wide varieties of orchid. The facility also offers guided tours.
  • 3 Yuanshan Hangar (員山機堡), No. 398, Jinshan East Road, +886 3 923 1945. 09:00-17:00. A small museum dedicated to the history of the airforce based in the area.


  • 4 Bei Hou Temple (北后寺), No. 4, Bajia Road, +886 3 923 0863.



  • 1 Jim and Dad's Brewing Company (吉姆老爹啤酒工廠), No. 411, Section 2, Yuanshan Road, +886 3 922 7199. 10:00-18:00. The brewery was opened in September 2015 after the founder won a brewing competition. The ground floor hosts the tasting area. It features a restaurant, outdoor playground and an observation tower. Jim and Dad's Brewing Company (Q51069194) on Wikidata Jim and Dad's Brewing Company on Wikipedia
  • 2 Kavalan Distillery (噶瑪蘭酒廠), No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Road. 09:00-18:00. This award-winning whisky distillery is named after the indigenous Kavalan people, who originally inhabited the Kabalan Plain of modern-day Yilan County. The distillery was completed in December 2005. Kavalan distillery (Q15063416) on Wikidata Kavalan Distillery on Wikipedia

Food making[edit]

  • 3 Bee Farmer (養蜂人家蜂采館), No. 403, Section 2, Yuanshan Road, +886 3 923 3668. A small establishment which feature a number of exhibits related to bee-keeping. The facility also produces honey and visitors can buy products made on-site.
  • 4 (菓風糖果工房), No. 188, Section 2, Xiande Road, +886 3 923 3569. 10:00-18:00. A chocolatier where visitors are also able to create their own sweets.

Parks and nature[edit]

Fushan Botanical Garden
  • 5 Fushan Botanical Garden (福山植物園), +886 3 922 8900. 09:00-15:30. A botanical garden managed by the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute. It is the largest botanical gardens in Asia and features over 700 species of pants. The botanical garden features a nature center which displays the information regarding the garden It has a 20 km-long walking path for visitors to explore the garden. Fushan Botanical Garden (Q55839855) on Wikidata Fushan Botanical Garden on Wikipedia
  • 6 Dahu Scenic Area (大湖風景區), No. 185, Huqian Road, +886 3 922 8080. 08:00-20:30. A picturesque lakeside area with paddleboats for hire.
  • 7 Leigong Lake (雷公埤). A lake area with scenic views and spots for swimming.
  • 8 Wanglong Lake (望龍埤). An area around the Wanglong lake which features bridges across the water, sitting out areas, and hiking trails.

Performing arts[edit]




Kavalan single malt whiskey

The world-famous Kavalan whisky is brewed in this township, and the company offers tours of the distillery (see above).





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