Take the log cart and explore the "waterfall in the cloud" amidst the mountains and forests.
- Reputed as the "waterfall in the cloud."
- Take the log cart or the gondola to enjoy the whole view of the waterfall.
- The mist of the waterfall will drive off the heat for pleasantness in hot summer.
- The Yun Hsien Resort above the Wulai Waterfall provides services such as board and lodging, recreation, and guided ecological tours.
Touring Wulai in a log cart or the gondola
When you come to Wulai, you must take the Wulai log cart, which is the only existing log cart railway in Taiwan! The Wulai log cart was used to transport logs, and was converted into a tourism cart in 1963. Passengers can enjoy the scenery of the forested mountains in the open carriages. The Wulai Waterfall is located at the terminal station where you may see the Wulai Waterfall up close and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere when you’re surrounded by the mountains and waterfall.
After arriving at the Waterfall Station, you can transfer to the Wulai Gondola. As the gondola ascends you can overlook Wulai in the air and get a panoramic view of the waterfall. Yun Hsien Resort is the gondola's terminal station. Visitors can stay a night for activities like guided frog-viewing tours at night or a boat ride on a lake.
Wulai Old Street
Don't forget to sample the aboriginal delicacies on the Wulai Old Street, such as fried river fish and bamboo rice. The aboriginals in Wulai are mostly Atayal, and "Wulai" means "hot spring" in the Atayal language. Take an overnight trip to Wulai to roam around the Wulai Old Street, learn about Atayal culture, soak in the hot springs, or take a log cart to see the beautiful waterfall.
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Hsiongkong Creek, Lah-lah Valley
Lah-lah Valley is a long, natural camping ground that lies on the path heading to Hsiongkong Creek. On all four sides are luxuriant, green trees that maintain the area’s natural scenery, and it is a popular summer destination because of the creek, filled with clear water that entices people to jump in and play.
Keelung Mountain Hiking Trail
The Keelung Mountain Hiking Trail is the best trail for visitors who intend to climb Keelung Mountain from the Shuinandong, Jinguashi and Jiufen areas, as it leads right to the summit. Climbing up from the trail entrance, you pass three pagodas. There will be a stone marker at 560 meters, with "Boundary between Yan, Yun-nian and Su, Wei-ren's properties" written on it, right before the summit. Press on and you will reach the summit at 588 meters above sea level, with a recreational pavilion and platform. The vertical distance climbed from the entrance to summit is 267 meters in high. Fit hikers may reach the summit, while the general public will take about an hour, with appropriate breaks recommended.As Keelung Mountain faces direct assault of ocean winds, the strong winds and hugely variable weather makes it difficult for trees to grow. Silvergrass and other herbaceous plants have become dominant in this region.