A seemingly timeless slice of rural Taiwan, Lucao Rural Township has several villages where almost all the houses are traditional in style, and where many of the inhabitants still live traditional early-rising-early-to-bed lives. Sugar cane is still an important crop; sunflowers, melons, and various kinds of vegetables grow well here.
Because there is so little industry, Lucao's air is clean, and its roads are almost never clogged with traffic. This makes it ideal for visitors who'd like to see Taiwan by car or motorcycle, on their own terms and at their own speed.
Lucao Rural Township Government has chosen deer as its emblem (the name Lucao means "deer prairie"). There are no herds of deer here - but in an abstract, as well as historical, sense, it is quite fitting. Like deer, Lucao's human inhabitants live off the land.