An urban township in Nantou County

Jhushan (竹山; literally "Bamboo Mountain", also romanised as Zhushan or Chushan) is a city of about 55,000 people in southwestern Nantou County, Taiwan.


Jhushan is near the banks of Choshui River (濁水溪).

Get inEdit

By carEdit

  • Formosa Freeway (Highway #3), take the Jhushan exit located at about 244th km.
  • Or alternatively, take Tai 3 highway line which passes through downtown Jhushan

By busEdit

Yuanlin Bus Chushan Station
  • 1 Yuanlin Bus Chushan Station (員林客運竹山站). The bus station, in the centre of town, has services which connect Jhushan to other parts of Nantou.

By trainEdit

  • The is no railway through the town, but you can take a train to 1 Ershui station (二水車站).    , the nearest possible.

Get aroundEdit


Here are a few of what to see in and around the city:


  • 1 First City of Qianshan Stone (【前山第一城】石碣), No. 346, Section 1, Qianshan Road.


  • 2 Shadonggong National Earthquake Park (沙東宮國家地震公園), No. 1101, Section 2, Jishan Road, +886 4 9264 9476.
  • 3 Chushan Cultural District (竹山文化園區), 742 Jianguo Rd, +886 4 9266 0192.
  • 4 Fang Shi Lu Ang Glass Gallery (芳仕璐昂琉璃藝術館), No. 181, Dali Road, +886 4 9265 9807. M-F 09:00-17:00. A museum/gallery which specialises in coloured glass and leadlighting works.
  • 5 Yoshantea Tea Culture House (遊山茶訪–茶文化館), No. 19, Yanping Road, +886492643919. 09:00-17:30. Housed in an old tea factory, the Culture House has a number of exhibits on the history of tea production in Taiwan.


  • 6 Chushan Wude Temple (竹山社寮武德宮), No. 1738, Section 1, Jishan Road.
  • 7 Zhushan Lianxing Temple (竹山連興宮), 28 Xiaheng Street.
  • 8 Zinan Temple (紫南宮), 40 Dagong Street. The temple was established in 1745. It is believed that borrowing money from the Land God will bring good luck, good fortune, and prosperity.  
  • 9 Chanfeng Temple, No. 77-66, Zhonghe Road, +886492654116. A multi-storey Buddhist temple complex.


Parks and natureEdit

Lotus Forrest
  • Stair Suspension Bridge.
  • 1 Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park (車籠埔斷層保存園區). The park was established to commemorate the 921 earthquake in 1999.    
  • North Force Creek Valley (Beishi Sigu).
  • 2 Sun Link Sea Forest Recreational Area (杉林溪森林遊樂區), No. 6, Xishan Road, +886 4 9261 1217. 07:00-21:00. The forest is located at an elevation of 1,600-1,800 meters above sea level with an area of 40 hectares. It consists of herb and flower garden as well as three waterfalls.    
  • 3 Lotus Forest (忘憂森林).
  • 4 Qinglong Waterfall (青龍瀑布). A 116m high waterfall that lies along a popular hiking trail.



  • 1 Thursday Night Market (星期四夜市), No. 1-5, Zhushan Road, +886 4 9265 8738. Monday & Thursday evenings. A variety of local snacks are available here, such as: octopus balls, milk tea, Dongshan duck head, and fried chicken.




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