The mountains that interlace with the lake look like islands, attracting scores of tourists to explore their beauty.
Updates : 2021-06-16
- Overlook the Feitsui Reservoir on the Thousand-Island Lake Observation Deck.
- Go to observation decks at Crocodile Island and Walking Catfish Head for exquisite views from all angles.
- Because mountain roads are rugged and difficult to travel, drivers should park their vehicles farther away.
- Some of the scenic spots are private properties, so tourists should keep their voices down and behave well when photographing.
Wonderland with islands scattered among the hills
Follow the winding road to the Thousand-Island Lake Observation Deck, which is known the best location for enjoying the scene. If looked from the observation deck in the private tea plantation, the undulating hills would be looked like islands strewn in the lake. The jade green waters and layers of ridges become an unforgetable sight.
If you wanted to enjoy the scenery from different angles, you could go to Crocodile Island and the Walking Catfish Head Observation Decks. The wide view from the deck covers the verdant mountains, which vividly resembling crocodiles and walking catfish lying in the Feitsui Reservoir. People can't help but marveling at the ingenuity of nature. If you wanted to see Shiding's terraced tea plantations, you could drive to Bagua Tea Garden where you can enjoy the scenery and a fragrant cup of cold-infused tea at the same time.
Services & Facilities
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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!
Mt. Xiaozi Trail
Situated between Jingtong Station and Pingxi Station of the Pingxi Branch Line, Mt. Xiaozi is not as tall as the other mountains, but its steep stone steps are not negligible. The most adventurous route when climbing Mt. Xiaoxi is the last way to the summit on the suspended steel ladder. Once successfully climbing up this near-vertical rock walls, tourists can take a bird's-eye view over the entire Keelung River Valley. Due to its being surrounded by mountains, there are about 20 hilltops in the neighborhood, that's why it won its name as Mt. Twenty-Four Filial; and because its mountain shape is very similar to China's Mt. Huangshan, so Mt. Xiaozi is also nicknamed as the "Small Huangshan."