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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.
Wulai- main street and what can you eat
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.
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.”
Location of the Wulai
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?
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
28 TWD for MRT and 8 for bus
Together about 35 TWD
Rice in bamboo
Egg in alcohol
- 20 TWD coupon for food
Wulai Log Cart (Small tram)
50 TWD one way
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
about 40 TWD
It's expensive but good. I bought 4 cups. :)
Millet (local) Wine
from 150 to 300 TWD