Xitou Monster Village, Nantou County

Drawing heavily on Japanese culture, Xitou Monster Village allows you to explore and spot the various monsters or spirits that adorn the area. Opened in 2011 to commemorate the friendship between a Japanese and Taiwanese man that arose during the Japanese occupation of the country, the village affords many interesting and novel photo opportunities, filled with sprites and mythology. Peruse shops filled with monster souvenirs and taste some local snacks and cuisine purveyed by various food vendors. Use our Nantou County journey builder website to visit Xitou Monster Village on your trip to Nantou County, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There are statues of monsters in the village of Monsters, as well as villagers dressed in Japanese-style clothes. The trafficking in the park sells a lot of creative goods with monsters as their main theme, it's not cheap, it's too commercial, and it's enough for once.
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  • During the day to visit the forest Night Monster Village, use weekdays without people crowded, anyway it is only small without the pressure to stroll, can be a good place for a walk after dinner. I think too many people voted for the monster village too high expectations, it is only in the ground business district attached to the background of the history of the subject, then, using the light of the tune of the Story of reality and fantasy, the children can understand history through interesting stories, deepen their impressions by observing light, and carry on the local experience and values. But it is free of charge in the local business district, can not and what to play for the purpose of the park than, the size is not a bit, the larger the business circle represents the smaller the forest. The October air is comfortable, and it's refreshing.
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  • The nearly 3-hour ride (now great) eventually came to the village of demon Monster Xitou Village yao guai cun, another village in the middle of the forest, the most famous now. Here everything is transformed into demonic image of nationals of Japan, it is considered a unique here. Here, just the original was just plain forests, but there is a lot of users, illegal wood cutting. Thus, nationals of Japan, so this is a matter that is of those demon-ghost. So if you want it, don't punish Comanche messing with it becomes metallic, legendary even today.
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  • We normally use in city or coastal hotels, this monster village was very different for us. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here but if your looking for quiet rooms then be aware its quiet noisy at night with children etc etc.
  • Very cool small little village. There was a performance in the town when I was there. Lots of little stands to buy food or souvenirs from.
  • scenic boutique area. worth spending half a day here to admire the area or a night when visiting the other attractions.
  • Lots of foods stall and interesting souvenirs shops at a reasonable price. The milk biscuit stick is a must buy here. Very nice, not too sweet but crispy. The spicy hell ramen was rated by my husband who said it's very nice and super spicy. The ambience here was very relaxing as they performances now and then.
  • Very touristy spot, great for kids. The location is based on a tv cartoon show. They have a live show with the characters with some suggestive dance motions. Not what westerners are used to. It's pretty expensive to buy anything but the kids will love it. Walking distance from Leader Hotel Chitou and the park.

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Where to stay in Nantou County

As a base for explorations of the county, Nantou offers a wealth of accommodations for its many visitors, from the outdoorsy minded, to cultural adventurers and luxury-lovers. Take a look in the center of town to find a number of hotels of all types, along with some simple guesthouses. On the outskirts, particularly by the river to the north, sit a good selection of boutiques boasting views of the surrounding landscape. Many visitors to the county also get tempted by lakeside accommodations by Sun Moon Lake--arguably the main natural attraction of the county--to the south.
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