The Yinhe Cave Hiking Trail
The waterfall comes down directly halfway on the mountain cliff; the stunning scenery is popular with travelers
- The Yinhe Cave is an IG check-in location.
- Photo tip: stand on the Temple's protruding terrace and take photos with the waterfall and cave.
- It’s very relaxing and enjoyable to walk the wooded paths along the way and inhale the fresh air.
- Maokong Gondola Station can be reached by hiking through the Yinhe Cave Trail.
- Walk carefully as the stairway is slippery.
Exploring the Yinhe Cave.
The Yinhe Cave is a concave surface of the mountain in the upper reaches of Meiziliao River. In addition to appreciating the waterfall and ferns on the Guanyin Temple's terrace, you can rest in the stone tables and chairs while being immersed in the atmosphere of the mountains and woods. Visitors can also walk through to the Lü Dongbin Temple behind to get close to the waterfall for the cool mist. It is said that the Lü Dongbin Temple is built because of the alleged Lü Dongbin's footprint on a rock above the waterfall. This is pairing with his other footprint at Xianjiyan in Jingmei. Lü Dongbin Temple was therefore established here, and giving the place a touch of mystery.
Visitors can take a bus to "Yinhe Cave station" or "Zhongsheng Bridge station," and walk for 10 minutes to reach the trail entrance, and the Yinhe Cave is 30-minute walk away. If your physical condition permits, you can also hike from the Yinhe Cave Trail to Maokong Gondola Station for a day trip!
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Taishan Up Temple
Taishan Top Temple enshrines the Xian Ying Zu Shi Deity. In 1985, it was declared a municipal historic monument. In 1853 (year 3 of Emperor Xianfeng’s reign), the Quanzhang Armed Conflict erupted and Fushan Temple was burned to the ground by people from Zhangzhou; subsequently Fu-chi Li (grandson of Hsu-yuan Li) donated a plot of land to rebuild the temple and renamed it “Taishan Temple”, also known as “Top Temple” or “Taishan Top Temple”. Since it is located on the mountainside of Mt. Qizaijiao, it is sometimes referred to as “Qizaijiao Temple”. Later, another Taishan Temple was constructed on Mingzhi Road at the foot of the mountain, hence there are now two Taishan Temples, and Taishan Top Temple is also called “Qizaijiao Old Temple”.