I was away from my hometown for a long time, working my way up to the position of manager in one of Taiwan’s top corporations. As an office worker, I built our guesthouse, Lowkey, on land which my grandfather had left me. In the beginning, my parents helped with the day-to-day operations of the guesthouse. After I married my wife, who worked as a store manager of Starbucks, we had a cute daughter. Both me and my wife had successful careers, good pay and good positions in the north of Taiwan. However, when Lowkey was in its fifth year, we decided to give up our competitive salaries and hectic life to take over the management of our guesthouse. We wanted to give our family a great healthy environment and live a life full of happiness. The hope of giving our beloved child a more natural environment to grow up in and spending more time with my parents motivated us to move back to my hometown. We know that it will take lots of hard work and that we will face many unexpected challenges, but we think having a career you love with is more interesting than working in an office.
By car: take Provincial Highway No. 9 and turn left (southbound) / turn right (northbound) at traffic lights on 309K. Please follow the signs for “低調” (the Chinese characters for Lowkey) for about 1.5 KM.
By Train: take the train and get off at Fuli station (7 KM from Lowkey) or Yuli station (17 KM from Lowkey). You can choose to rent a car or take a taxi to Lowkey.
For guests without a Taiwanese passport, please use online the English version of our reservation system and use your credit card with PayPal to pay the deposit.
There is an extra 5% service charge for paying by PayPal or credit card.
Children under 3 stay for free.
Please select "Adult" or "Child" if you want an extra bed during reservation.
Check-in 15:00~20:00 Check-out 10:00 (no late check-out)
Sixty Stone Mountain
Liushishi Mountain(Sixty Stone Mountain) is located to the east of Zhutian Village, Fuli Township, in Hualien County. It is situated at an elevation of around 800 meters above sea level, in the Coastal Mountain Range. There is a daylily field of 300 hectares in size, and along with Chihke Mountain, this is regarded as one of Hualien County's two large daylily cultivation areas. So why is this area called Liushishi Mountain(Sixty Stone Mountain). According to locals, during the Japanese occupation era, the average paddy field could only yield around forty or fifty dan of millet. (A "dan" is a unit of dry measure for grain equal to 100 liters). However, in this area, the average paddy field could yield sixty dan of millet, thus it was called LiushishiMountain(Sixty dan Mountain). Because the Chinese character used for the word dan is the same as the one used for the word stone, this name became "Liushishi Mountain(Sixty Stone Mountain)". According to another account, during the Japanese occupation era, a lush camphor forest was located on this mountain, and in order to produce camphor, the trees were all cut down. Afterwards, sixty large scattered stones were found on the side of this vast mountain, thus the name "LiushishiMountain(Sixty Stone Mountain)".
After turning onto Liushishi Mountain Industrial Road (Chanye Road) from Provincial Highway No. 9, a length of zigzagging mountain road will lead to Liushishi Mountain's daylily fields. Upon arrival at the mountain ridge, the scene of this stretch of exquisite and vast open country will immediately cause drivers to forget their weariness from car-driving. The immense daylily fields look like a vast dark green carpet, spread out on one mountain ridge after another. The red tiled farms scattered across these green, overflowing fields create a natural scene of more beauty than one can take in.
In recent years, the East Rift Valley National Scenic Area Administration has built ten pavilions on Liushishi Mountain, each of a different design. They are design
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Walami Trail is located on the eastern section of the Batongguan Historical Trail. Starting from the Nanan Visitor Center in Yuli, through Nanan Waterfalls, the trail is 14.5 kilometers in length. Along the Lakulaku Creek, the ascent is from 600 to 1060 meters. Shanfeng, Chiaxin, and Huangma are some of the places the trail passes by. To complete the trail, overnight stay in the mountains is necessary. For those who do not wish to do so, turn back at Nanan or Shanfeng Waterfalls. The trail from the trailhead to Walami follows the original trail of Batongguan Crossing built by the Japanese. The trail’s ascent is mild and goes along the Lakulaku Creek valley. Low to mid level broad leaf forest is the mainstay of the plant growth here. Birds and butterflies are abundant in the area. It is trail not to be missed by nature-lovers.
The Nanan Waterfall Roughly two kilometers from the Nanan Visitor Center, Nanan Waterfall has two ponds. The ponds are not too deep; very suitable for the whole family.
The Shanfeng Waterfall The Shanfeng Waterfall flows from Dalihsienshan, through Shanfeng No. 2 suspension bridge, this waterfall falls in a chute with a tremendous force, thereby creating a spectacular rushing down effect. During dry seasons, the waterfall would cascade gently, while in hot summer days, passing through the suspension bridge can make one easily feel the cool breeze coming at him.