Leader Village Taroko – 太魯閣山月村

Situated just eight kilometres from the entrance to Taroko National Park, Leader Village is the perfect place to start your Taroko Gorge adventure. This idyllic hideaway is surrounded by stunning, mountainous scenery, offering plenty of photo opportunities. Home to 37 aboriginal-inspired rooms, as well as a spacious restaurant, Leader Village Taroko is located in Bruwan, originally the home of the indigenous Taroko tribe who now run the venue. “Bruwan” means “echo” in the Taroko aboriginal dialect, evoking the cavernous gorge and mountains.

Visitors can learn about the culture and traditions of the Taroko – or Truku – tribe – not least through the delicious meals served up in the restaurant. Each meal is prepared using locally sourced ingredients, such as sweet potato, corn and pork, and served with the sweet local millet wine. Furnished with traditional wooden pieces, which demonstrate the Taroko tribe’s remarkable carpentry skills, the restaurant offers floor to ceiling windows so you can relax and take in the views whilst you enjoy your meal. And if you stay overnight, you’ll enjoy an impressive cultural performance every evening after dinner, followed by a nature discovery walk along a bamboo walking trail.

Address: No.231-1, Fushi, Xiulin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan

Telephone: +886 3 861 0111

Website: http://www.leaderhotel.com/blw/leadervillage/e-homepage.html