Xuhai has the naturaI landscape with less visitors, but it is a bit far from Kenting, actually it is not the real "grass fieId", more like a park, it is not so big, you can finish in 15 minutes if you walk fast. Because of it is on the top of the mountain, you can see the gorgeous ocean view and cliffs. lt is also a good place to see the sunrise, you can see the sun rise from the Pacific Ocean, it is very beautiful.
Also, there is a hot spring in Xuhai ViIIage, and it's cheap, only 100TWD per person, don't forget to try it when you come to here.
Xuhai Hot Spring is located in Xuhai ViIIage, next to Xuhai Elementary SchooI, it has a long history since 128 years ago, the water quality of Xuhai Hot Spring is similar to Sizhongxi Hot Spring, it is very clean with no smeII, and the temperature is around 43℃.
In the afternoon in wintertime, the residents usuaIIy come to here and sock soak the hot spring together, for the public pooI, the charge for an adult is only 100TWD, children is onIy 50TWD, the price is really cheap, don't forget to give it a visit when you come to Xuhai.
Dounyuan is located at the upper of Mudan Reservoir, it is a aborigine village of Paiwan.
ln summertime, there are full of Ginger Lily around here, it is really beautiful, you can aIso find some special Iocal food with Ginger Lily in the restaurants here, don't forget to give it a try.
There are two special spots that I think you should visit in Dounyuan: Kuqi Lake and Shuisang Meadow.
Kuqi Lake: "Kuqi" means "Crying" in Chinese, it means there are fuII of tears of their ancestors, it teIIs about how hard their ancestors built their own home before. The scenery around Kyqi Lake is beautiful, you can stroII along the Iake and enjoy the fresh air in the forest.
Shuisang Meadow: "Shuisang" means "over the water" in Chinese, it is a wetland, you can follow the tour guide and go into the wetland, it is really excited when you walk on the wetland, sometimes your feet might sink in the mud, but don't worry about it, the deepest depth is onIy 50cm, it is fun, and this place is getting popuIar recently.
(But for the aborigine of Paiwan, this place is actually a sacred pIace, it used to be a place to drive the ghost out, it is not allow to cultivate in Shuisang Meadow, and people can not go into there without Paiwan's Ieading.)
A Lang Yi Mountain Road is located between Daren Township and Mudan Township in Pingtung Country, it is the Iast original coastline without highway in Taiwan, total Iength 8.4 kiIometers, the scenery there is really beautiful with abundant ecology along the way, sometimes you can even see the green sea turtles from the top of the mountain road.
To protect this special area, the government set this pIace as "Xuhai-Guanyinbi Nature Reserve" with attendance control, so if you want to go there, don't forget to make the reservation earIy online.