This autumn, nine Hakka towns along Romantic Route 3 are joining hands to host a series of art festival activities that sparkle with local charm and heritage. Visitors are warmly invited to walk these towns’ unhurried streets and indulge in the unique ambiance of each. The romantic undertones of these refreshingly rustic towns encourage you to slow your pace and engage your senses. Discover the winsome aesthetics of Hakka literature, music, cuisine, and so much more.
In building the area’s irrigation networks, early Hakka homesteaders carved tunnels through mountains and spanned rivers with sturdy stone bridges. They met and ultimately overcame the myriad dangers involved in developing and working the area’s camphor forests. The Hakka are one with these mountains - life and landscape in synergy. Herein lies the Hakka’s enduring love of the early morning hours. The mountains cast a familiar shadow over the communities along this road. Each of these three routes leads visitors through a unique set of aesthetics and experiences that underpin the life experience of Hakka communities here. Follow our secluded mountain byways to a tea farm. Taste distinctively delicious teas while uncovering the extraordinary culture and stories that make each spotlight Hakka town uniquely special. Literature and music are further woven into this interactive experience, creating at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park a multisensory, immersive tea-encounter experience enveloped in the warmth of the morning sun and the refreshingly brisk air of the surrounding mountains.