Bitan Scenic Area
Have fun boating, tour the riverside by bike, and enjoy the lights at night.
- The cliff on the west bank of Bitan is inscribed with the Chinese characters "Bitan." Because of its gorgeous panorama, Bitan has been dubbed "Little Chibi."
- Visit the restaurant with the good view of the scenery and moonlight at the commercial district on the east bank of Bitan.
- Parents and kids can have fun boating or biking along the riverside.
- Enjoy the lighting view of the suspension bridge and shops at night and the glittering waters.
- Walking on the Hemeishan Trail on the west bank and enjoying the blinking fireflies in summer.
When you visit Bitan, do not miss the installation art and the stairway paintings on the east bank as well as southeast Asian cuisine in a scenic restaurant, and do get some snacks and drinks in the riverside commercial district. Then, stroll to the west bank of Bitan by crossing the Bitan Suspension Bridge and walk up to the Bi-ting gazebo above the "Bitan" inscription to overlook the scenery. In addition, you may take the blue line of the Hemeishan Trail to admire the woods and lake, or the green line to reach the top and overlook the Nangang Mountain and Taipei 101.
Don't forget to enjoy a boat ride on the lake. Passengers can choose pedal or motored boats to appreciate the scenery of the riverbank and Little Chibi up close. Bitan will look entirely differently when night falls. The dazzling lights of the shops and the suspension bridge illuminate the riverbank, creating an air of nighttime romance. It is worth taking a stroll to relish Bitan’s very detail.
How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Xinban Special District
The “New Banqiao Station Special Zone” shopping area is right outside the Taipei Metro Banqiao Station. This is the administration center, shopping center, and transport hub of New Taipei City. In the New Banqiao Station Special Zone, visitors can fulfill their shopping and entertainment demands. The “Mega City Banqiao” opened in 2012 is the largest department store in the zone. Inside the store, there are the booths of all luxury brands and restaurant chains, such as Ding Tai Fung and Tim Ho Wan. Moreover, the “Global Mall” inside the station is a leisure spot for shopping, fun, and fine foods. The food court on basement level one has all kinds of snacks and souvenirs. On the first and second floors, there are stores of sports and casual wear labels, fashion shops, and bookstores. If delicacies are desired, the outdoor restaurant on the second floor is the most comfortable and most fashionable option.
YMR Maternity Garment Co. Tourism Factory
It became Taiwan’s first tourism factory to feature life education as a theme. Besides free tours that let people understand the production process of making maternity clothes, there are DIY activities and prop clothes that teach people of all ages how difficult the pregnancy are for expectant mothers. To visit, call to make an appointment.