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Xinshe Terrace Paddies

Xinshe Terrace Paddies 1
  • Address:43.5km South of Highway11, Fengbin, Hualien
  • Contact Number:03-8671326
  • Open Time:00:00-24:00
  • Sightseeing
    Fengbin Township
    Seaside Destinations
    Splendid Hualien

Outlooking of Pacific Ocean and rice terrace

The famous “Sea Terrace” is Xinshe terrace, where you can appreciate the splendid scenery of the sea terrace in any season of the year, whether it is at the time of rice planting, before harvesting, or after the fallow season. The most impressive scenery is when the spikes of rice are swaying under the sunlight with the sea breeze. As you walk amongst the ridge of the rice fields, you can see the Coastal Range and the Pacific Ocean from afar, as if you have blended in with the picture and been unwilling to leave. The Kavalan who had migrated south from Yilan settled in Fengbin Township, Hualien, and thus the village was named Xinshe, which means “the place where everything is nurtured” in Kavalan. The residents were accustomed to farming in Yilan and missed the taste of rice, so they transformed the hill terrain into distinctive terraces for rice-planting fields along the sea, and thus they were called sea-facing rice terraces. The Xinshehai Terrace is the largest sea-facing annual rice terrace in Taiwan. The terraces are located right in front of the Coastal Range, adjacent to the ocean. The rice terraces are arranged in the shape of a sawtooth heading toward the sea and horizon, and there is a wooden trek at one end of the rice terraces for strolling and enjoying the scenery.


Transportation guide

●By public transportation

Take Hualien Bus No. 1127, 1140,1145 (Sea Route, via Provincial Highway No.11) and get off at Xinshe station.

●By driving to the destination

Location: close to the 43.5-km point on Provincial Highway No.11, Xinshe Tribe, Fengbin Township, Hualien County