The Lintianshan Forestry Culture Park maintains much of its Japanese Occupation history reflected through former offices and residences, living facilities, staff dormitories, logging and transportation machines and tools, rail tracks, an old elementary school, and a church. According to its present uses, the site is divided into the forestry exhibition area, early settlement buildings, the remains of Kangle New Village, administration and management area, and hiking trails. Details of the main facilities are explained as below:
The forestry exhibition area is focused around the settlement area at the park’s north and in the machine repair factory situated beneath Senrong Elementary School, where restored wood-carrying and logging equipment is on display. This area further is divided into an outdoor and an indoor exhibition space. Objects from the forest area that are now on display in the outdoor exhibition space include a steam engine, railway used for transporting lumber (the Wenquan line), ropeway platform, and the remains of Kangle New Village (this former family dormitory was ravished by fire in 2001).
The Japanese-style dormitory buildings are constructed primarily from cypress wood, with a further five of the buildings of a tile construction. The dormitory buildings are used for a range of functions including staff accommodation, canteens, rice shop, Christian church, auditorium, school, staff shop, and hot spring hotel. Even though some of Kangle New Village’s 35 buildings have suffered from fire damage, with other structures bearing erosion by termites, heavy rain and wind damage, the site still retains the distinctive style of the original forest industry. Some of the old buildings on site have been restored and re-used as an indoor exhibition space where historical materials about the forest industry, wood sculptures, and snapshots of early workers’ life in the forest are presented.
Senban Trail is located in the south of the park, in the shadow of Changhan Mountain. Visitors may go through the Senrong Church on the western entrance to find the trail’s scenic platform. From there, the trail becomes a little crooked, leading on to the Sanctuary and the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. This path takes around an hour to walk in its entirety.