Impressions of Nantou
There are many expressions which can be used to describe the beautiful scenery of Nantou County.  "Green hills and crystal clear waters," "a landscape of lakes and mountains," and " green peaks rising one higher than the other" are just a few of the phrases used to describe Nantou.

Nantou, located in the center of Taiwan, is the only landlocked county in Taiwan.  Though surging and turbulent waves are not to be seen, there are 41 mountains with peaks of over 3000 meters high.  Mount Jade, the tallest mountain in Taiwan, boasts a sea of clouds more beautiful than the waves of any ocean.

Rains that fall on the mountains converge into the Wu and Jhuoshuei Rivers.  There are inland ponds and lakes throughout the mountains of Nantou, such as Sun Moon Lake, Bi Pond, Liyu (Carp) Pond and Cilin (Kylin) Pond.  These sparkling, glittering bodies of water are pleasing to the eye.
The mountains are high and the waters are fast in Nantou.  83% of the total area in Nantou is covered by hills and mountains.  Local residents have made the most of it, by growing produce and other specialties that thrive in  hilly, mountainous terrains.  These products add to the beauty and diversity of Nantou.

Local residents of Nantou have great affections for their hometowns at the sight of these picturesque landscapes. Nostalgia is a common theme for those traveling or residing far away from home. Treasuring such a precious hometown develops a special political tradition, which is to construct the county with harmony. They seek for sincere cooperation among all walks of life for the interest of the county. Therefore, the color yellow in the county insignia represents goodwill toward one another and gold everywhere.

Nantou, a homeland of mountains and rivers, is rightly called the Switzerland of Taiwan due to its beautiful scenery.



Modify Date:2015/1/7 (Nantou County Government)