No.242, Shishan, Nanzhuang Township, Miaoli County 353, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Lion’s Head Mountain Scenic Area runs through several townships, inclusive of Sanwan and Nanzhuang in Miaoli, Zhudong, Beipu and Emei in Hsinchu. The mountain happens to resemble the head of a lion, hence the name. It is home to a wealth of historic temples and natural wonders such Shuilian Cave (Water Curtain Cave), where the scenic hiking trails will lead you to dozens of Buddhist temples in the region.
There are two entrances to these trails: one is situated in the Shishan Village of Nanzhuang, while the other, the Sheliaokeng Bridge of Hsinchu. Four trails are particularly worth a few sore joints: Shishan Old Trail, Shuilian Cave Trail, Tengping Trail and Liuliao Trail. The nostalgic complex of ancient temples settled along the Shishan Old Trail is especially a crowd magnet, drawing in a significant number of curious visitors.
Lion’s Head Mountain is a paradise not only for seasoned hikers but for pious worshippers as well. Myriads of temples are built into the mountains and become a sacred world where worshippers can escape from the constant barrage of everything else. Beipu Old Street in the vicinity allows visitors to immerse themselves in the local Hakka culture while exploring the indigenous traditions in the region of Nanzhuang.