Rice: A Sensory Experience
Guanshan Township Farmer’s Association Recreation Center
Guanshan is famous for its high quality rice and scenic mountains and rivers. A trip to Guanshan isn’t complete without trying a bowl of the incredible local rice. To get to know Guanshan better, there is no better place to start than the Guanshan Township Farmer’s Association Recreation Center!
The Guanshan Township Farmer’s Association Recreation Center is located along Provincial Highway 9. Converted from an old rice mill and barn by the Guanshan Township Farmer’s Association, the renovated space has become a “school” for those seeking to learn more about rice. Offering a rice cultural relics museum, a rice workshop space, a rice carving classroom, and an agricultural products exhibition center, the “school” provides the public with a multi-sensory experience of rice. Not only can one learn about the process of rice production, but also eat, create, and buy Guanshan rice at the center.
It’s time for class! Walk into the classroom and let the sweet smell of fresh rice waft towards you. Learn about the different types of rice strains, learn to use traditional rice harvesting tools, or sign up for a Rice Milling Workshop to learn the difference between, rice bran, rice screens, brown rice, and white rice. After learning more about the rice milling process, you will get to take home your own 1 KG bag of fragrant rice with its own commemorative box and personalized cloth bag. After leaving with your freshly milled rice, enjoy the magnificent display of flowers at the Guanshan Floral Sea right next door. ( Photo Credit: IG @magicshih)
Address: No. 24-1, Changlin Road, Guanshan Town, Taitung County
Contact number: 089-814-903
Business hours: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Suggested Time Allotment: 1.5 hours (The activity takes roughly 30 minutes)