Zhangyuan is located at the northmost point of the East Coast in Taitung County, with the Pacific Ocean in the east, the East Coastal Range in the west, Baxian Cave in the south, and Changhong Bridge in the north. Surrounded by mountains and waters, the scenery is beautiful. Local residents are mostly Amis, and most of them work as farmers, maintenance workers, and fishermen. They lead a simple and hardworking lifestyle.
The most distinctive landmark of Zhangyuan Village is the Zhangyuan Presbyterian Church. The Amis tribes in Zhangyuan followed the spirit of Noah's building the Ark and raised funding through charity sales of wild vegetables and hand-caught frogs to design and build the church on their own. This church building is now known as the most beautiful "Noah's Ark" in Taiwan. The two sides of the building are surrounded by low walls, as if a ship is approaching Zhangyuan Harbor and about to dock, guarding local residents. The distinctive red brick tribal totem symbolizes the eternal spirit of the indigenous tribe.
In addition, Zhangyuan Bridges at the south end of Zhangyuan Village are three parallel bridges across Shuimuding Creek—the old, the middle, and the new. As the terrain varies, a unique landscape is formed. East Coast National Scenic Area Headquarters of Tourism Administration, MOTC also set up "Zhangyuan Bridge Rest Area" here. Tourists standing on the new bridge can admire the old cobbled bridge. The arched bridge spans across the valley, offering natural and unsophisticated scenery.