Miaoli: Dahu Ginger Garden

Dahu Ginger Garden |大湖薑麻園

The Ginger Garden Community is located in the Guandao mountain range. It is a mountain village with an altitude of 500 to 800 meters. As the name Ginger Garden suggests, the most representative specialty product here is ginger. Regardless of whether it’s raw ginger, old ginger, turmeric or bamboo ginger; these are all signature products of the area. The name of Ginger Garden dates back to the Qing Dynasty. Due to the special conditions, such as topography, soil quality, and climate, coupled with the arduous efforts of the early settlers to the area and the superior technology and experience of planting ginger they possessed, ginger is widely grown here. The quantity and quantity of the ginger grown here has been praised by the government and the people. Thus the name Ginger Garden gradually became the name of this area, and has been used as an official place name by the government and the public for a long time.

At present, there are dozens of tourism orchards in the Ginger Garden Community. The agricultural products in the area are very rich. There are different agricultural products throughout the year, including strawberries, peaches, pears, sweet persimmons, citrus, dried bamboo shoots and ginger. The more characteristic and representative product is ginger, which is also available all year round. Visitors can taste ginger products throughout the year in Jiang Ma Yuan. Each farm in Ginger Garden has also developed and launched various creative products, such as Yundong Xianju's (雲洞仙居) exclusively developed ginger juice, ginger biscuits, ginger and fresh milk hotpot, and Hakka specialties such as ginger chicken soup; as well as Ju Yuan’s (菊園) ginger candy and ginger health tea.

Because turmeric is rich in yellow pigment, it is often used as a plant-based dye in addition to food. All you need to do is cut the turmeric into slices, boil it until it’s soft and soak the cloth in the broth for about 30 minutes, and you can dye a piece of brightly colored turmeric dyed cloth and turmeric T-SHIRT. People who like DIY activities can also experience gingerbread man painting, baking a gingerbread man, and making turmeric handmade soap in the Ginger Garden Community.

In addition to experiencing everything related to ginger, travelers who love nature and ancient roads can also go to the refurbished Chuguan historic trail to take a trip to the forest. The historic trail, which is about 3.5 kilometers long, goes through a primary forest and along the walk, you can hear the sound of birds, appreciate the landscape of the ginger garden on the hillsides, and climb along the trails to the Ginger Garden Lookout, which has excellent views. If you climb to the highest point of the three towns of Dahu, Sanyi and Tongluo, you can enjoy 360-degree views.