Elevation (Altitude): 2055 M
Founded in 1971, Lishan Cultural Museum is located at Lishan heading towards Fushou Mountain Farm. It mainly displays the pioneering history of Central Cross-island Highway, culture on the indigenous people of Atayal, and the natural ecosystem of Lishan Region. The opening hours of Lishan Cultural Museum are 9 AM to 5 PM daily. It welcomes visitors to reserve for guided tour service.
The cultural museum is divided into the upper and lower stories. The right side of the first floor is “Central Cross-island Highway Pioneering History Commemorative Hall”, which exhibits the heroic stories and hardships when building the highway. On the left hand side is the “Central Cross-island Highway Geology and Geography Hall”, which displays ecosystem features from Taroko to Guguang. The second floor displays the culture and traditional building of the Atayal people, the indigenous people of Lishan Region. Besides introduction on traditional Atayal buildings, it also displays tools, cloths and life cultures of the Atayal people. Behind the cultural museum lies a green maple forest, which will start turning red every year by September and will be in full blossom in November. It is the best place for enjoying maples in autumn.
Lishan Region, which is located at the geological area of the Central Range and Xueshan Range, is introduced in the museum. Due to orogeny and the erosion of Dajia River, it has abundant and versatile geological features, such as the stream at Siyuan Pass (also known as beheaded river), the Jiayang Alluvial Fan near Jiayang Tribe, the meander core and amphitheater river terrace near Songmao Tribe and others are all magnificent landscapes we can observe in person. All these natural magnificence are well introduced and explained in the museum, making it worthwhile to pay a visit.
By public transportation：
1.King Bus: Ilan to Lishan (two buses a day 07.00am and 12.40pm): The bus takes 4 hours to arrive at the Lishan Guesthouse; take a walk for around 30 to 45 minutes. 2.Fengyuan Bus Co.: Taichung to Lishan (one bus per day 08.00am); this bus takes around 6 hours to reach Lishan Guesthouse; take a walk of 30 to 45 minutes after bus to reach the destination. 3. Hualien Bus Co.: Hualien to Lishan (one bus per day at 08.00am); this bus takes around 4 hours to arrive at Lishan Guesthouse; take a walk for 30 to 45 minutes to reach the destination.
1.National Highway No. 3 (214km mark of the Wufeng System)→ National Highway No. 6 (eastward 37km mark Puli end)→ Provincial Highway NO.14 (towards Wushe)→ Provincial Highway NO.14A)→ Provincial Highway NO.8 (Central Cross-Island Highway)→ Lishan→ Fushoushan Farm direction 2km mark (No. 14, Fushou Road). 2.From Taipei (National highway No. 5, Provincial Highway NO.9 via Taipei-Ilan Expressway, Provincial Highway NO.11 via the Coastal Expressway→ Toucheng→ Ilan (Provincial Highway NO.7)→ Qilan (Provincial Highway NO.7A)→ Siyuan Pass→ Wuling Farm→ Lishan→ Fushoushan Farm direction 2km mark (No. 14 Fushou Road). 3 From Hualien (Provincial Highway NO.8)→Taroko →Dayuling →Lishan →Fushoushan Farm direction 2km mark (No. 14 Fushou Road).