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Amazing Wulai

Updated on September 28, 2013

Reasons to go:

Wulai is famous for its food, millet wine and hot springs and delicious food like the bamboo rice, jungle vegetables or homemade sausages. The spring onions are only found in Wulai.

It is a small, charming, tourist town, with about 4,926 inhabitants. The residents are very nice. The town is surround by green mountains on the river which flows casually along Wulai. In the night, it creates very romantic atmosphere.

It offers a totally different scenery from Taipei City. The Town is inhabitant by the Atayal people. The air is very fresh and clean. Eyes can regenerate after daily job.

During the spring, visitors come see the cherry trees bloom.

The easiest way to arrive to Wulai near Taipei

It is pretty easy to arrive to Wulai. It is a need to take MRT to Xindian, and later the bus no. 849. To be sure a seat in the bus, it is good to take a bus from a Main Station. Wulai is the last stop, so travelers can enjoy the journey without worrying when to get off. The buses are full even in a weekday.

It is better to stood facing the right of the bus. It allows to admire beautiful views of the Nanshih River almost the entire journey.

It is in the bridge. The view on the city called Wulai.
It is in the bridge. The view on the city called Wulai.
It is the view on all valley
It is the view on all valley
In Wulai, one can admire Atayal aboriginal culture - many shops in Wulai specialize in aboriginal foods, arts, crafts, and clothing.
In Wulai, one can admire Atayal aboriginal culture - many shops in Wulai specialize in aboriginal foods, arts, crafts, and clothing. | Source

Wulai- main street and what can you eat

A bridge before the village.
A bridge before the village.
The main street of the village in a weekday, so it is empty. The main street is very crowded in the weekend.
The main street of the village in a weekday, so it is empty. The main street is very crowded in the weekend.
On this picture, are eggs in alcohol. It tasted good.
On this picture, are eggs in alcohol. It tasted good.
Next to alcohol's eggs there are normally eggs.
Next to alcohol's eggs there are normally eggs.
It is the way to waterfall called "Wulai Waterfall". It is a very nice place. One can take also small tram for 50 TWD. In addition, one also might walking about 1,6 kilometers among green trees, noise of the river and insects. Very romantic.
It is the way to waterfall called "Wulai Waterfall". It is a very nice place. One can take also small tram for 50 TWD. In addition, one also might walking about 1,6 kilometers among green trees, noise of the river and insects. Very romantic.
It is typical rice in bamboo from this area. It is a very famous meal for 70 TWD.
It is typical rice in bamboo from this area. It is a very famous meal for 70 TWD.
It is another famous meal from eggs.
It is another famous meal from eggs.
It is the main street in weekend.
It is the main street in weekend.
This is washbasin with hot water from hot springs. Wulai is famous from hot springs. One can clean hand in 7-eleven. There is only one, so everybody find it without problem.
This is washbasin with hot water from hot springs. Wulai is famous from hot springs. One can clean hand in 7-eleven. There is only one, so everybody find it without problem.

Scenic Waterfall Wulai and attractions

Now, I will explain what I said around the Waterfall Wulai. It is one of the best place around the Taipei.

Visitors who want to arrive to waterfall have to walking by 20 minutes or take a log cart train to destination. I recommend walking. It is very nice, romantic and green. In half of the way, visitors even find toilet.

Nearby the waterfall is a hamlet with very expensive shop. In this shop visitors can buy very beautiful local products. I liked a big ship the most.

The tree, which stand in front of the waterfall, is very charming.

If somebody want to take a gondola to park, above the waterfall, must take staircases and later turned right. On the top of the staircases, there is a park. Unfortunately, I did not there because we had not enough time.

In the gondola's station, I found the cheapest millet wine in Wulai. It can buy also other products like candy and aboriginal food.

Very nice sellers in the shop, which is on the main street, almost in front of the waterfall. The girls dressed up in traditional clothes.
Very nice sellers in the shop, which is on the main street, almost in front of the waterfall. The girls dressed up in traditional clothes.
It is a man dressed up in traditional cloth.
It is a man dressed up in traditional cloth.
It is the waterfall.
It is the waterfall.
It is the station of the Gondola. In the next part, I will show the amazing park.
It is the station of the Gondola. In the next part, I will show the amazing park.
Even in Taiwan are empty bottles after a beer.
Even in Taiwan are empty bottles after a beer.
It is a small train which can take visitors to waterfall.
It is a small train which can take visitors to waterfall.

Yun Hsien Resort in Wulai

Yun Hsien Resort is one of the most interesting resort which I have seen in my life. There is a lot of things to do. For example, drinking a beer, coffee, tea on the middle of the lake. It can archery or swim in a swimming pool among palms. Behind a hotel, there is a playground like "basketball".

The hotel in Yun Hsien Resort is very expensive. One night can cost even 4940 TWD. The cheapest room cost only 2870 TWD. The resort was established by very rich man Yun Hsien in 1964 year. This area looks like a paradise; therefore, they named it “Yun Hsien Holiday Resort” meaning “a land of celestials and clouds.”

The spot which visitors can visit in Yun Hsien Resort.
The spot which visitors can visit in Yun Hsien Resort.
There, it can take a scary car.
There, it can take a scary car.
It is a map of the resort. It is quite huge and a lot of fun things to do.
It is a map of the resort. It is quite huge and a lot of fun things to do.
It is the first example.
It is the first example.
There are also several hiking trails. Unfortunately, I had not possible to use it because I hadn't time.
There are also several hiking trails. Unfortunately, I had not possible to use it because I hadn't time.
It is a big swimming pool in the resort. While I was there, it was cleaning after a typhoon.
It is a big swimming pool in the resort. While I was there, it was cleaning after a typhoon.
Silent and charming park.
Silent and charming park.
One can also drink in very nice place.
One can also drink in very nice place.
View on the valley from the exit.
View on the valley from the exit.
It is a place against of the Wulai Waterfall.
It is a place against of the Wulai Waterfall.
It is a butterfly that we met in the returning way.
It is a butterfly that we met in the returning way.
There are sweet potatoes in honey. Very sweat.
There are sweet potatoes in honey. Very sweat.

Location of the Wulai

A markerWulai, Taiwan -
Wulai District, Nowe Tajpej, Tajwan 233
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Wulai Attractions on the Video

On the video, is a small train station (earlier mine's train) near the Wulai Waterfall. Later will be a gondola and aboriginal's shops.

In the second minute, is a way to gondola's station. Unfortunately, it is not to easy, but very healthy.

On the end, is a part of the Yun Hsien Resort.

Wulai and Outdoor Hot Springs

What do you thing about this place?

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It is all that what I wanted to tell. If you have any questions, you can ask by comments.

If you want to visit the resort and village, you need all day or even two days.


Summary of the cost

Items
Price
 
Transportation
28 TWD for MRT and 8 for bus
Together about 35 TWD
Rice in bamboo
60-75 TWD
 
Egg in alcohol
15 TWD
 
Gondola
220 TWD
- 20 TWD coupon for food
Wulai Log Cart (Small tram)
50 TWD one way
 
Parking lot
60 TWD for all day
 
Taxi to Neidong Forest Recreation Park
about 200 TWD per person
 
Xunxian Hotel (in the resort)
from 2870 to 4940 TWD
 
Local Drinking
about 40 TWD
It's expensive but good. I bought 4 cups. :)
Millet (local) Wine
from 150 to 300 TWD
good

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