Siangyang Chunnuo ─ Wanglai Park of Datanbi
Hechu shengsheng bugu ti, Gangshan shanbei Liulin si
(Where can you hear the cuckoo cry, but at the west of Liulin to the north of Gangshan Mountain)
Sinhua chunyu hong cianmu, jheye hanyan lyu yi li
(With the spring rains the red osmanthus throughout the land blooms, sugarcane leaves turn a most verdant green)
Shui yin shitou kai toujhen, Di heng niubei guo ciansi
(The water leads the rocks at the canal, a child rides a buffalo as he crosses the river while playing his flute)
Lyu fong budai ciu lai pu, duojia ruyun wang zaomi
(Autumn harvests are most likely rich, the bounty crop are as numerous as the clouds themselves)
~ Cian Ci of the Cing Dynasty
Datanpi is located at Songjiao Village and was known as Biyitan or Bai-yitan. The area was already settled during the reign of Prince Jheng of the Ming Dynasty, making it the earliest settled region of Guanmiao.
During Cing rule, Datanpi was listed as one of the 8 unique landscapes of Taiwan. The picturesque landscape of paddy fields in springtime has led to the famous accolade of Siangyang Chunnuo (spring mantle of paddy fields).
When the Nationalist Government relocated itself to Taiwan in 1949, Datanpi was acquired as a military cemetery. This cemetery was later moved elsewhere in response to public demands. In 1999, the land was reconstructed as Wanglai Park and slowly restored to its original pictur-esque appearance.
A stone-carved pineapple was erected at the gateway of the Park. A children's playground, recreational facilities, and croquet grounds were also established. The Park surrounds the serene waters of Dabitan Lake to provide a most alluring landscape.
Construction for the Datanpi Wanglai Park theme-based entranceway as well as lakeside footpaths and gazebos at Nantan and Beitan areas have been completed. Water parks, children's playground, barbecue ar-ea, and drainage systems have been re-planned and arranged. Com-prehensive amenities have been provided, with 3 gazebos established at both Nantan and Beitan respectively. Landscaping and night-time lighting have been provided to enhance the beauty of the entire Park.
Datanpi – Water Park
Datanpi Water Park has been designed with innovative Jacuzzis and large wading pools.
The Water Park is perfect for children. Parents are welcome to bring their kids along for a fun experience.