Updated on: August 30, 2017
As city dwellers may all be well aware of, besides tall skyscrapers, there are not much choices when it comes to leisurely activities in the city, much less educational leisurely activities for the young and old.
Right smack in Tainan Dongshan area among the Kan Tou Mountain of Ali Mountain, on the hilltop sits a plot of salvation for all – Fairy Lake Leisure Farm 仙湖休閒農場.
At an elevation of 277 metres, looking upwards will make you feel like you are in heavens especially during the colder weathers while a look to your sides would be a panoramic view across the Chianan plain and that of the local habitats. Look anywhere you desire, as everything looks absolutely stunning from a plot of land perched up at this height, imagine what is in for you at dawn and dusk. Fairy lake leisure farm is breathtakingly dreamy and “fairy like” when fog envelopes the entire valley, showing only a sneak peek of the hilltop.
Fairy lake leisure farm is a family owned business which cultivated many generations of farmers. With a self sustainable mindset used in running the farm, everything is kept as close to its original environment as possible so that no plant, insect or animal species will be annihilated. The educational ecology walk is equipped with self explanatory boards for the commonly seen creatures in the area.
Many different crops of fruits like lychees, longans, mandarin oranges, apples, Taiwan home grown coffee and vegetables are planted in Fairy lake leisure farm. Many leisure activities awaits visitors who are keen in experiencing farmers day at work by harvesting fruits with their own hands, baking of fruits from fresh to preserved versions, coffee grinding and brewing amongst many others.
Come meal time, homemade local fares are offered using fresh local produce of vegetables, wild boars, free range chickens and fruits.
With cosy European styled wooden houses created using logs, trust that no one would ever feel alienated to the environment.
This is indeed a truly self sufficient place to enjoy with your love ones. Don’t forget to take home some souvenirs which are painstakingly harvested and created by the workers.