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Wandering Wulai

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An October 2012 trip to Wulai by nmagann

Wulai Waterfall Photo, Wulai, Taiwan More Photos
Quote: Taipei's excellent transportation whisks you away in all different directions. In less than an hour the hustle and bustle of Taipei is left behind. Wandering Wulai's forests and waterfalls where tribes of past made their home inspires awe and reveals answers.

Wulai Atayal Museum

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Attraction | "Tribes in Taiwan"

Wulai Atayal Museum Photo, Wulai, Taiwan
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Atayal Tribal Museum devotes three floors to this culture. They are the second largest tribe in Taiwan and honor their ancestors by continuing to have cultivating and harvesting festivals. Traditions are still observed today. For example, facial tattoos are very important to this culture and are still visible in non-touristy areas. These tattoos are required for girls to get married. Furthermore, girls had to become weavers while boys had to learn to be warriors to be worthy of a tattoo. The woman whose tattoo is clear and dark is prized as she is chaste. The origin of this tribe is rather fascinating. A mere stone, Pinspkan, cracked apart and man and woman sprang forth. After many...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2013

Wulai Atayal Museum
No. 12, Wulai Street
Wulai District,Taipei
(02)2661-8162

Wulai Waterfall

Attraction | "Wait 'till you see Wulai's Waterfall"

Wulai Waterfall Photo, Wulai, Taiwan
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Wulai Waterfall is a breath-taking scene. Water cascades down some 80 meters emptying into the Nanshi River. Two major lines of rushing water crisscross down and around moss covered rocks and small shrubs. On either side of the falls in dense greenery no doubt thriving from the mist. The white water appears to melt into the misty turquoise water below after tracing the sides of the mountain.The falls offer such a variety of photographs with different angles and heights from points below where I stood to above from the gondolas. Continuing up the path is yet another platform with unobstructed views of the middle of the cascades. Directly behind the stand is the cable car that crosses t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2013

Wulai Waterfall
Up the hill in Wulai
Wulai, Taiwan

Wulai Hot Spring

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Attraction | "Customized Hot Springs"

Wulai Hot Spring Photo, Wulai, Taiwan
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After taking the Xindian MRT to the last station, easily recognizable signs and queues indicated the stall for bus 849 which terminates at Wulai Old Street and Lansheng Bridge. Just prior to this is the museum which offers insight to what’s ahead.Wulai Old Street, in contrast to Taipei, has a Polynesian ambiance with aboriginal art work, totem pole type carvings and warrior statues. A few shop owners, dressed in cultural attire, practice traditional dance moves in front of their stores shooting smiles at those who stop to watch.Atayal restaurants and vendor stands offer typical aboriginal food fare embracing bamboo dishes to wild vegetables and B-B-Q. Several places offer a ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2013

Wulai Hot Spring
Wulai Village
Wulai, Taiwan

Bitan Attractions

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Travel easy to springs Photo, Bitan, Taiwan
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Bitan is the waterfront city that the MRT terminates and bus 849 whisks people to Wulai Hot Springs. This is an area worth perusing before or after visiting Wulai Waterfall and Hot Springs. Bitan Lake preserves its serenity and calmness in spite of being very popular. Hoards of paddle boats from plain versions to swans seating four people ply the water. The Karst caves on the other side not accessible by foot are quite a draw during the day while the regular fireworks display captivates during the evening.Landlubbers enjoyed the waterfront dining along with live entertainment from teenagers’ break dancing to young ladies performing traditional fan dances to a local drum troupe playing. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2013

Hiking Wulai Forest

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Wulai Forest Hiking Trail Photo, Wulai, Taiwan
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Wenquan Street passes Langshen Bridge where the hiking trail begins. At this same juncture is the tourism tram service. Originally used for transporting ore it now takes passengers a short distance while paralleling the Nanshi Creek and walking path. After snaking through a tunnel, the tram terminates at the Wulai Forest Life Museum. Whether you choose to ride the tram or walk, you will pass the museum.Exquisite scenes of nature comes into view. Passing small pools of turquoise waters flowing through a narrowing into yet another pool one right after another. The scenario continues until the path opens onto a large platform extending over the cliff until the waterway in nearly direc...Read More

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nmagann

nmagann
Ventura, California

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