Some coworkers and I headed down to Ruisui to see some of the tourist sites there. Ruisui is located in the southern part of Hualien County and has some interesting places to visit. First, we stopped at Rareseed Pasture. I mentioned passing this dairy farm during my Chinese New Year bike ride. Dairy Farms are often open to the public for free, with some exceptions. Like others, Rareseed Pasture combines dairy farm with tourist attraction. Later we would visit the Saoba Stones historical site and the Tropic of Cancer. The pasture is located at No.6-157 Wuhe Village, Ruisui Town in Hualien County.
I think part of the draw of places like these is that Taiwan does not have a lot of farms with large animals. Often these tourist farms sell food to feed the animals. At places like Taikai Horse Ranch that is the only way, they try to make money off the casual visitor. Rareseed Pasture also sells dairy products as they were a dairy farm first. They also have ostriches just like Hua-Dong Farm. This is the third tourist farm that I have seen with ostriches. Honestly, it is not something I expected to see in Taiwan outside of a zoo.