Luntian Recreation Area is situated in the Luntian Settlement, located in Gufong Village, Jhuosi Township, Hualien County. This recreation area has been planned and developed by the East Rift Valley National Scenic Area Administration, and is located on the boundary line between Hualien County and Taitung County. It has been integrated with the many neighboring scenic spots of Rueisuei, Yuli, Fuli, Chihshang, etc, to become part of a touring system suited for one-day touring. Luntian Recreation Area has a surface area of 1.3 hectares, and contains various recreation service facilities, such as a stone guest house built in the Bunun style, an outdoor theater, a dining area, and a car park. The building facades strongly reflect a Bunun flavor. Currently, local business people are stationed there, running this place in a holiday resort style, providing the tourists with elegant and plentiful Bunun style services, including accommodation, dining, and recreation.
The Luntian Recreation Area is occupied by the Bunun tribe's Luan Clan and Shao Clan. The Bunun, who have long occupied this area, have a traditional singing group. Every year around May, the Bunun tribe's Malahodagian, or "Ear Shooting Ritual" activities take place. Visitors here can frequently hear the local Bunun tribe members singing the famous "Praying for the Millet Harvest Song" or traditional ballads telling of military exploits.
The Luntian footpath has been maintained in the Luntian Settlement. In the past, this footpath was used by Bunun hunters as they went hunting. Later on, it was renovated to become a mountain footpath. It is about 2.5 kilometers long, and takes about two hours to walk down and back again. The forest scenery along the way is beautiful and exquisite, and this footpath, which is used for healthy walking, is a popular route with both young and old.
Address:No.18-1, Luntian,Gufeng Village, Zhuoxi Township, Hualien County 982, Taiwan (R.O.C.)(Take the road on the east side at 310.5K, Provincial Highway No.9, go straight on for 2km)