Take this road and you’ll also drive through Bantianyan, home to a small but important temple that often hosts large processions and celebrations. The large and ornate temple gates that frame the road and the tall golden statue of Guanyin should be more than enough to make you stop here and take a look around.
As you continue up the road you’ll pass tiny mountain villages, and through woods of bamboo, beetle nut, and pine trees. You’ll see waterfalls, cliffs, sumptuous valleys, and quiet little spots by the side of the road that are just perfect to lunch at. When you’re out of your car, you can hear the clear sound of gushing rivers from the valley floors far beneath you. To get the most from all this, and to enjoy the cool fresh air, you should really ride a motorbike.