A Homeland of Mountains & Waters
Impressions of 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.
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)