Bayan Village

Bayan Village, Jinshan: Tickets, Tours, Address, Bayan Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Bayan Village
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Neighborhood: Jingshan / Wanli District
The North Coast of Taiwan (Wanli District/ Jinshan District area) is filled with breathtakingly extraordinary rock formations, the most widely known of which is the various unique geological landscapes in Yehliu Geopark. The famous Queen’s Head, Fairy Shoe, etc., are absolute works of beauty by nature’s uncanny craftsmanship. One must also taste the authentic seafood cuisine when visiting the North Coast. Delicious dishes cooked with fresh catches are the favorite of gourmets. If you visit in fall, don’t miss the great taste of Wanli crabs. Jinbaoli Old Street is as busy as it was a hundred years ago. Here you can taste the local cuisine specials of sweet potatoes, jumping taros, etc. The area of Jinshan and Wanli is also a known hot spring resort, where you can experience hot spring baths and remove your body of fatigue and stress. The Juming Museum situated in Jinshan District gathers all of Master Ju Ming's life work in the art park. Located beside the mountains and neighboring seas, the important creations from varying periods by the sculpting master are displayed in accordance with different terrains and landscapes.

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Lolorrainee
Toronto, Canada369 contributions
One of my favourite half day trips from Taipei!!
Nov 2015 • Friends
A bit of a trek to get to (we've always gone with friends with a car), but totally worth it. The Village is really beautiful - with farm fields and ponds overlooking a valley. The best part is the 20 min trek down to the hot springs, where you'll pass by the volcanic gorge.. the hot springs is semi-illegal, so you could risk getting kicked out by the cops. But there's 2 waterfalls there that blend into each other creating different cascading pools that you can sit in. You can also use the mud for your skin - like an outdoor spa treatment! A one of a kind experience!
Written January 20, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Niklas E
Stockholm, Sweden203 contributions
Interesting village - Try to find the hot springs
Nov 2015 • Friends
The Bayan Village is a spot a great spot.

The village is located in the Yangmingshan National Park. You can take bus #1717 from Taipei Main Station. Exit M8, across from the Mc Donalds. The buses goes once an hour and cost around 100 NT$.

The Village is famous, for its water terrace fields. The reflection of the surrounding mountains and the vast sky in the water terrace.

Next to the village there is a path that leads to a stream of hot spring. On the way you pass a volcanic landscape. It will be Sulfur smells floating in the air. Although the stream is off-limits, many people risk being fined in order to enjoy a refreshing bath in nature.
Written November 1, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JiveSun
Taipei, Taiwan134 contributions
A Spot of Great Value
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Bayan Village is a spot of great value and has attracted swarms of tourists in recent years.

The village, about 320 meters above sea level, is situated in the Yangmingshan National Park. The best way to get there is by car. Drive up Yangde Boulevard and take Yangjin Highway down to the 7.6 mile marker.

Alternatively, you can take #1717 of Royal Bus to Bayan from Taipei Main Station on the Gongyuan Road or from Ming Chuan University on Zhongshan North Road (which is across from Exit 1 of MRT Jiantan Station). Please note that the bus operates on a fixed schedule.

Taxis, of course, are always a viable option. Fares could be high, though.

The Bayan Village is especially noted for, among others, its water terrace fields. The reflection of the surrounding mountains and the vast sky in the most celebrated "Shuizhongyang" (literally, "Water in the Midst") is exceptionally picturesque. In the village that is as old as two hundred years, everyone who visits cannot but feel a strong sense of nostalgia.

Behind the village there is a path that leads to a stream of hot spring. On the way a volcanic landscape is observed. Sulfur smells float in the air. Although the stream is off-limits, many people risk being fined in order to enjoy a refreshing bath in nature.

The Bayan Village, though increasingly popular with domestic tourists, is indeed a lesser known spot to international travelers. If you are a frequent visitor to Taipei and are tired of the city and want to explore rural areas, the village is an excellent choice that you will not regret.
Written April 28, 2015
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