The century-old Gongbei Temple filled with Japanese and Chinese aesthetics is a popular spot for maple viewing.
- The maple viewing season lasts roughly from late November to late December.
- The ancient and elegant double-arch bridge is a popular photo and check-in location.
- You can also stop by Xinshan Dream Lake and then try some delicious snacks on the streets of Xizhi.
Gongbei Temple is a century-old temple in New Taipei City. Its earliest shrine was built in 1906 with an entrance in the form of a Japanese torii (gate). After passing the red Bi'an Bridge and Japanese stone lanterns, you will come to the double-arch bridge that has gone viral recently. The arch bridge is beautiful, quaint, and elegant. It is the place that many choose to take their wedding photos. The fall colors of the maple trees always cover the summit after the first cold current has arrived. You can come here to enjoy the beauty of red maple leaves without flying to Japan. There are many hiking trails around the Gongbei Temple. After following the stone steps up to the Chuanliu Pavilion, you can overlook the beautiful scenery of downtown Xizhi and the mountains in the distance.
In addition to visiting the Gongbei Temple, tasting the delicacies on the streets of Xizhi is just as important. With their savory broth, the eight-treasure cellophane noodles satisfy hikers’ stomach with a reasonable price. Min Jih Vietnamese Restaurant is always jam-packed on holidays. Yet, its sweet and sour subtropical flavors and diverse choices are worth a trip and the wait. There are also many restaurants to choose from on the streets near the Xike railway station. If you miss a meal during your trip, the Xizhi Night Market located on Xintai 5th Road is an excellent place to grab a bite!
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Green Light Tea Plantation
”Green Light Farm” is a tea garden cultivated completely organically, with tea types produced including green tea and GABA Tea which are beneficial for health, elegantly refreshing Wushan Pouchang Tea, mellow oolong tea, the oriental beauty tea with honey and ripe fruit scents, as well as the black tea which is drank by most people. The owner further planted various types of plants in the tea garden, hence attracting many insects and bird species to visit; one may further observe the ecology of the Emerald tree frog. If you wish to experience tea-picking and tea production, please make reservations in advance with the owner of the farm – Lu-He Chen. (Taiwan Tel.: 0952-600-268 / E-mail: email@example.com)
Sanying Longyao Bridge
Sanying Longyao Bridge stretches above Yingge River and connects the bicycle trails of New Taipei City and Taoyuan City together in order to provide citizens with a more convenient and safer recreational network to travel between Taoyuan and New Taipei City and enjoy the pleasure of biking. Whether you are heading for Sanying Neverland, Ceramics Museum or the Ceramics Old Street, these outstanding recreational locations are connected together by "Sanying Longyao Bridge". Visitors can ride along the road starting from "Sanying Longyao Bridge" heading for Sanying Heart Space Arts District. Visitors can also climb up to the summit of Sanying Heart, which is 15 meters high, to gaze at the attractive sceneries of Yingge.