Luye Gaotai hot air balloon area
Luye, located in the East Rift Valley Scenic Area, boasts high mountains, hills, terraces, and plains. It is noted for its many terraced fields, much sunlight, unpolluted air, and plentiful and clean water resources. The mountain and water scenery is radiant, resulting in a variety of agricultural resources and rich, natural tourist resources. The “Luye Tea” is now famous throughout all of Taiwan, and the Gaotai Tourist Tea Plantation and paragliding activities attract tens of thousands of visitors here every year. The Luye Gaotai is located near to where the Beinan River and Luye River converge, and the rising of the earth’s crust, in addition to the river segmenting, has resulted in the forming of the famous river terrace terrain, allowing the Gaotai area’s field of vision to be abnormally vast. The open space on the steep cliffs not only is a superior scenic area, but is also the best place in the whole of Taiwan for hot air balloon experts to converge.