- Thunderstorms in the afternoon are common in mountainous areas. Pay attention to the weather when visiting.
- Adjacent to Jiajiuliao Trail. Hikers are recommended to visit.
- The magnificent valley landscape makes it the Little Taroko.
- A great place to escape the summer heat.
Honghe in Wulai District was formerly known as "Jiajiuliao." As Nanshi River flows through this area, a big bend was formed here. Under the cutting and squeezing of the river, the rocks on the riverbank became slanted by 45 degrees. In addition, stream capture is done by a sub-stream here, creating a riverbed of slanted rocks. This magnificent sight of ingenious craftsmanship of the great nature keeps visitors in awe here for a while for full appreciation.
In addition to enjoying the spectacular scenery of Honghe Valley, you could also visit the flat and easy Jiajiuliao Trail. Jiajiuliao Trail is the renovated old carriageway for transporting timber. With a total length of 2.1 kilometers, it ends at Wulai Great Bridge. The trail is flat and easy throughout, with trees on both sides and rich ecology including swallowtail butterflies, green-banded swallowtail butterflies, Romer’s tree frogs, and brush pot trees. It is a great place to indulge yourself in the great nature.
Trail length: 2.1 kilometers
Altitude: 145-155 meters
Pavement: mountain trail
Walking time: 1-1.5 hours
How to Get ThereChoose a transportation method based on your departure location.
Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City
Do you know how many processes must tea leaves go through from being picked to being dried in the sun? From the picking of green leaves Sunlight and hot air withering > Indoor standing> Frying of leaves > Rolling > 1st time drying >2nd time drying, you can learn a lot of “tea knowledge” at “Pinglin Tea Museum, New Taipei City” through on-site image-text displays, film explanations, tour guide personnel introduction with vivid and lively on-site explanations to the tourists, etc. Moreover, the museum further introduces many tea-drinking ware and packaging culture, and what is worth a mention is that the museum is further setup with “Experience Zone”, where besides allowing tourists to observe the appearances of different types of tea leaves at close distance, they may also touch and smell the tea aroma. If desiring to actually savor the tea, they may also go the tea house established inside the museum to enjoy an afternoon tea and purchase souvenirs!