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Zuojhen Moon Wor Ecological Academy (Ganglin Elementary School) (左鎮月世界生態學園(岡林國小))

Traveler rating:3.5 13 Reviews




Ganglin Elementary School was closed on July 1, 2006 due to emigration and low fertility. As it is near famous sights such as the Erliao Guanri Pavilion and Caoshan Badlands, the Tainan Bureau of Tourism established the “Zuojhen Yueshijiue Visitor Center” here. Apart from turning the grass playground into a campsite, the bureau has remodeled two classrooms into ecological camp dormitories (floor bedrooms, one for boys and one for girls) and added the shower facility with 24-hour hot water and electricity supply.

As the Zuojhen Yueshijiue Ecological Academy is close to the Erliao Guanri Pavilion (sunrise watching pavilion), the campsite is always full, particularly in summer, the best season for watching sunrise. Many visitors will stay at Ganglin Elementary School one night before and walk for about 30 minutes (5-minute drive) along Provincial Highway No. 162 to watch or take photos of sunrise at the pavilion.

With the well-preserved ecosystem, all types of purple crow butterflies, blue tiger butterflies, common tiger butterflies, and swallowtail butterflies are seen at the academy every May-July. Alongside with the slides and all kinds of children’s playground facilities, it is a great place for family trips. Also, there are other attractions along Provincial Highway No. 168, such as the Xinhua Old Street, Xinhua Government Office, Hutoupi Scenic Area, Xinhua Forest, Dakeng Farm, Erliao Guanri Pavilion, and Caoshan Yueshijie, the academy is suitable for one-day or two-day tour.


TEL +886-6-5730107

Address No. 31, Ganglin, Zuozhen Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Eco-Tour

Open Hours Everyday (9:00~17:00)

Charge Free


  • Public Restroom



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Traveler rating:3.5 13 Reviews Write a Review

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  • 430bertv

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    Not a highlight

    Traveler rating:2 2019-04

    The "Moonscape" did not do it for me. Sorry. Thought I could have used my tourist time better elsewhere.

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    Great scenery

    Traveler rating:4 2018-06

    It is a great place but Guess we should visit this place when the weather is more cooling instead of summer. And we had lunch at a nearby chicken stall as most of the shops are closed during weekday!
  • Tainanguesthouse

    Tainan, Taiwan

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    Solo travel

    Cycle to the moon

    Traveler rating:5 2017-05

    This time I took the route from guanmiao 關廟 to xinhua 新化, and stopped by Moon-world. Its my 2nd visit and there is little different viewing from another side. I like them both! Actually Moon world is a bad-land where plants are too salty and tough to grow. Its landscape changes slightly after every heavy pour of rain. Its a changing world. There is a bridge called "要月橋", dont miss it if you visit moon world!
  • Susan T

    Blocked views of mountain

    Traveler rating:3

    Didn't get the spectacular views seen in the pictures. Most of the views are blocked and construction around the area. In fact, there are better views along the way
  • 467ryany

    Tainan, Taiwan

    Stunning Sunrise

    Traveler rating:4

    This place is popular with local photographers for it's stunning landscape at sunrise. I went as early as an hour before sunrise and was surprise at the crowd already. Spring season is the best time to view the sunrise rising over a foggy, jagged landscape.

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