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FUN MAGAZINE, July, 2005.
0932-178-177 / 0922-625-383
Rahaw Tribe, Xin Le Village, Jian Xi Hsiang, Hsinchu
Hours:10 am-6 pm
Minimum charge NT$180.
Credit Cards Not Accepted.
Smoking area and Parking avaliable.
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By Kristy Liu Translated
by Cara Steenstra
During these hot summer days, anyone
looking to escape the crowded city for a forested retreat
might want to go for a walk in the Sixth Garden. If
you continue along the stream after passing bustling
Nei Wan, you will notice many shop signs along the way.
Among these is a the little sign of a white house with
a huge number "six" carved on it. Follow this
and you will pass through a series of mountain paths,
a winding road and a sea of bamboo trees before you
are greeted by what seems like a candy house from a
The aboriginal tribe here is known as
the "Rahaw", which is what the tribal people
call the mountains here. As "Rahaw" sounds
similar to "Number Six" in Chinese, the name
"Sixth Garden" came into being. Owner Miss
Guo remained true to her dreams and overcame a lot of
difficulties while spending over a year building this
place from scratch. A lot of energy was spent blending
nature into the Sixth Garden, with the idea that what
she took from the forest, she returned to the forest.
The result is the preservation of a natural feeling
in the architecture and surroundings, which all seem
like part of the forest and are attractive in any weather,
sunshine or rain.
The meals offered here are rather unique
and all prepared with natural, healthy techniques. Worth
mentioning is the Rosemary Steak. The texture of beef
goes well with the rosemary and is very delicious, indeed.
You can also come here for a pot of coffee or an afternoon
tea set with handmade cookies. Listen to the chorus
of cicadas amongst the trees and take it easy with your
drink. Whether you're enjoying an afternoon tea or a
meal, every tray comes with a little bouquet of flowers
and, with every bite, you can savor the owner's efforts.
In order to provide food service, the
owner prefers that visitors call in advance for reservations.
This also allows management to report on the traffic
situation, so you don't waste your precious time.