The Nantou Service Area is designed with the needs of its visitors in mind. It is landscaped in indigenous plant species, and to complement the nearby Baihou Temple a traditional Chinese style was adopted for the exterior of the building. The pitched roof adds stability to the low building. The pavement outside the lobby is carved with a Nantou County map. A traditional Bunun indigenous tribal calendar painting was incorporated and serves as the north-south axis of the map. The map introduces Nantou’s local features, culture, and scenery to visitors.