- A platform that gives an absolutely stunning view of the Taipei Metropolitan Area
- An exercise-grade trail that helps hikers to train their physique and mind
- A popular hiking route and is known as one of the “Top 100 Representative Suburban Mountain of Taiwan”
- The “mist shrouded basin” is known as one of the eight major landscapes of Tamsui
- A migratory place for birds of prey, allowing visitors to watch birds in the blossom season
Come here to be a tough guy and leave as a tough guy
Formerly known as “Guanyin Historical Trail”, Yinghan (literally refers to “tough guy”) Peak became known in the 1960s as the Military Police School at the time used to train students here for the “tough guy spirit”. Yinghan Peak has 14.87% of slopes and is known as a relatively steeper Level 2 slope. The distance of a single trip is around 1563 m and the trail is formed mostly by stone steps. For those who walk slowly, it will take around 60 minutes to reach Yinghan Peak at the peak. Therefore, this is considered as a training-class trail. On top of Yinghan Peak, there is an archway carved with “Walk on the difficult path and carry a pole with heavy loads” on the uphill side and “Come here to be a tough guy and leave as a tough guy” on the downhill side to courage hikers to continuously train their physique and mind.
Overlooking the Taipei Metropolitan Area on the No.1 viewing platform at the estuary of Tamsui River
After you reach the viewing platform of Yinghan Peak, you will be able to overlook the Taipei Metropolitan Area from the top; and look at Taipei Port in Bali, where the Tamsui River meets the ocean, Tamsui historic sites, Tatun Volcano Group, Guandu Bridge, Taipei 101, Xinbei bridge and the 18 peaks next to Guanyin mountain into a distance. Apart from the stunning view of the mountains, ocean, rivers and cities, Guanyin Mountain is also an important migratory place for eagles and falcons; and has therefore attracted many bird enthusiasts to the place.
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Shifen Old Street
The main feature here is the intersection of the old street built to connect with the railways. One can experience interesting “train passing by doorways” and the fun of shopping besides the railway tracks. It is also a well-known site where many Taiwanese singers take their MVs. One could stroll along the eateries or buy a “Shifen(very) happy” postcard and send to yourself in the future. If interested, you could also purchase a sky lantern and write down wishes to bless yourself with friends and families. The friendly shop owner will not only offer advice but also instruct how to take nice photos with the sky lanterns! Tourists must follow traffic signs and not randomly cross the railroad tracks to avoid danger! The sky lantern shops here are in business weekdays and holidays. Write down your wishes on the sky lanterns and make your dreams come true!