Enjoy Midsummer Music under the Tree at Beitou’s Hushan Borough

Beitou’s Hushan Borough will be organizing the Hushan Midsummer Concert at the Centenarian Sapindus Tree plaza on September 1.

Taipei July 24(Travel Taipei)-Beitou’s Hushan Borough will be organizing the Hushan Midsummer Concert at the Centenarian Sapindus Tree plaza on September 1, spotlighting the KIKIKOKO band whose members consist of local elders.

For many people, the image that comes to mind with the mentioning of Beitou District is hot springs. Very few among the public know about the Hushan community which is hidden deep within the mountainous areas.

According to the Geotechnical Engineering Office, the Hushan area used to be a village consisting of immigrants from Quanzhou City of Fujian Province. In the early day, women of the village would gather the seeds from Sapindus trees as cleansing material for their laundry. The area where the tree is located serves as witness to the history of the community.

The agency completed a series of projects for the area, including a walkway encircling the lake, as well as a plaza around the centenarian tree. In addition, visitors are attracted to local landscapes comprising of old mansions, bricked pigsty, and camellia paddies.

Borough Chief Li Chiu-hsia reminded visitors to take public transportation because parking space is extremely limited in the vicinity. Individuals can take the MRT to Xinbeitou Station and transfer to S25, disembarking at Wucuo Stop. Alternatively, they can take the train to MRT Shipai Station, transfer to bus 535, and disembark at Wucuo Stop.