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Bilu Sacred Tree

Bilu Sacred Tree 1
  • Address:Xiulin Township 14A Line 127.6 km
  • Contact Number:03-8621100#6
  • Sightseeing
    Xiulin Township

Bilu Sacred TreeOne of the better-known places is Bilu Sacred Tree, which includes a quaint rest area with a parking lot, small cafe, trail, pavilion, and more. The Bilu Sacred Tree is a cunninghamia konishii over 3,000 years old, about 50 meters tall and 3.5 meters wide; it is the giant sacred tree along the Central Cross-Island Highway.Bilu Sacred TreeThe Bilu Sacred Tree is still full of life and even hosts lichen (fungal-algal symbios) that trail their whiskers over its branches despite its old age. This area is located 2,000 meters above sea level, right where cold and temperate needle-broadleaf forests mix, so it is essential for the observation of its unique ecosystem as well.