Despite being the smallest county and relatively unknown, Changhua County is one of the most populous counties in Taiwan.
Within this small county lies the unique Mountain Bagua Great Buddha worth our mentioning.
Back in the days, Changhua County was under the territory of the Qing dynasty. When the Japanese colonization took over, several intense battles broke out between the Japanese military and local militias, resulting in heavy casualties.
A Japanese general was killed in action during an artillery attack initiated by local militias from the mountain in 1895. After the Second World War, the locals constructed the Grand Buddha to pray for world peace. A park was also established to bury six hundred some local militias.
The addition of a scenic trail has been established by the county government to facilitate getting a panoramic view of the county. The night view is especially nice.
At measly 97 meters above sea level, the county is of strategic importance nonetheless, acting as a vantage point allowing easy access to Taichung City and the entire Changhua Plain.