Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain

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Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain

Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain
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Mountains • Hiking Trails • Geologic Formations
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Neighborhood: Ruifan District
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu (ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall. Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels, it is like a beautiful palace that was deserted, earning it the name of “Potala Palace of the Mountain Mines”. Probing forward to the mouth of the river is the considerably distinguished Yinyang Sea, with its half gold half bluish green spectacle inspiring countless imaginations of romance. Walking along the streets of the meandering old streets of Jiufen and tasting the various kinds of authentic eateries is the love of tourists. Stepping into the Golden Museum, one can glimpse the historical traces of the mining industry culture, reminiscing of past glories from its museum, living quarters, and shrine remains. The unassuming mountain city of Houtong used to be a mining village. With the call of cat lovers, volunteer groups were established to create a friendly environment for cats and turned Houtong into a cat village for cat lovers.
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TrMarek
936 contributions
Not to be missed!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Wow... My new favorite hike in Taiwan! We stayed in Jioufen and took the local bus to Jingwahshuh (gold miners museum) where we started our journey. You walk through a quiant old historic village and a Gwangong temple to get to the starting point of the trek. The path to the actual Teapot peak has well maintained stairs and pagoda pit stops so even the young or elderly could enjoy it. Getting to the peak is a little more arduous with some rope climbing and pulling yourself up through some tight spaces. The spectacular views will be your reward and trust me...you won't be disappointed! After the Teapot you can continue to Bahnping peak which is the summit for this mountain range (another 45 min. from the Teapot). We enjoyed a picnic there soaking in the serene panoramic view. We completed the entire loop in 4.15 hours. It was hot and unlike many other hikes in Taiwan, most of it was under the sun so bring plenty of sunscreen and water.
Written July 13, 2020
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getoutthere21
Falls Church, VA159 contributions
Must do hike!
Dec 2019 • Family
Weather can be fickle in December, but on a clear day you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the coast and Jiufen.

We did the hike starting from the Gold Museum and ended up doing a loop to Teapot Mountain and through Banping Mountain. Allot 3-4 hours and bring sufficient water and snacks. We didn’t plan on doing the loop but decided on it after deciding that doubling back through Teapot would be too taxing and slippery on us and the kids.
Written December 31, 2019
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petersjsim
Tawau, Malaysia1,965 contributions
A Short Trail With Excellent View of The Bay
Sep 2018 • Friends
The Trail to the Teapot Mountain is around 800 meter up and down; and may be quite steep toward the peak, but the view is just stunning. With viewing platforms along the trail, one may take a break and take some photo, the walk is just pleasant for most people. If you are in this area, do not miss this natural picturesque place.
Written September 18, 2018
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Felice H
7 contributions
Must-go-place
Jun 2018 • Friends
It’s not too hard to climb to the top, and the view along the way up was amazing! Though there was a NO-Entry sign before the top of Wuer Chahu Shan, I think it’s worth trying to climb up to the huge rocks to see the unforgettably scenery, and of course, taking some pictures up there :)
Written June 27, 2018
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morgs1234
Indianapolis, IN14 contributions
Amazing views! Adrenaline rush!
May 2018 • Friends
Teapot mountain has amazing views. We took the bus from Taipei to the Gold Museum. Follow the instructions in the other posts. The "teapot" is cool but I would recommend going further. If you go around its side there is another path that goes up even higher! The views are amazing and you definitely get an adrenaline rush. From here you can move onto the mountains nearby, head back the same way, or take the road that winds back down to Jiufen Old Street. Additionally, when in Jiufen you can do the short hike of Keelung Mountain to get great ocean views. This hike took around 3 hours. Recommend bringing water and food, as there isn't anywhere to stop once you start hiking. Doable for families, however make sure no one is afraid of heights.
Written May 16, 2018
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szotdogs
Melbourne, Australia367 contributions
Best. View. Ever.
Mar 2018 • Solo
This might not be the easiest place to get to, but the hike is definitely worth it for the stunning views. You can walk from the Gold Museum, or get a taxi up to the trailhead to shorten the walking time if you wish. I chose the former and the walk will take you along a stair trail that had some cherry blossoms in bloom as a nice bonus.

You will have to walk on the road at some point to reach the trailhead but the roads are very quiet so there is no problem in doing so. There are also some nice views as you walk, which will give you an idea as to what to expect when you reach the teapot.

The surface of the trail (from the actual trailhead) head varies between loose gravel and larger loose stones, stone steps and smooth dirt. Do take some care on the parts where there are loose stones as it would be very easy land the wrong way and fall.

There is a pavilion close to the teapot where you can get some nice views, but since you're so close, why not go to the teapot and climb through it? There are some ropes to help you climb through it, and the opening is fairly narrow so if you are carrying a backpack you might need to remove it and place it overhead at the top of the teapot before you can climb through.

Once you're out of the teapot, you will then need to cross a small gap in the teapot and scale down a very short, yet angled rock face to reach the 'end'. There is a rope line as well as foot holds cut out of the rock to help you.

However the effort and views are completely worth it! Probably the best views I had in Taiwan were from here.

If you go on a weekend there's a very good chance you'll find other people there who will help or encourage you if you need it.
Written March 17, 2018
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Tinglen L
66 contributions
Quick yet Challenge Hiking
Jul 2017 • Friends
There's no sugar coating to the challenge of hiking. It's steep yet short, and the reward is sweet.
If you would like to take up the challenge, please come early and pack with water because there's shade.
Have fun and enjoy the journey.
Written February 19, 2018
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YC_Chu2018
Taipei, Taiwan33 contributions
Weekend hiking with a great sea view
Jan 2018 • Couples
The hike to the peak of Teapot Mountain takes around one hour from the starting point, making it a great exercise for a weekend activity. On a sunny day, you can enjoy a great ocean view as well as views of the entire Keelong Mountain.
Written February 19, 2018
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Martina T
12 contributions
Awesome hike!
Jan 2017 • Friends
This hike is really awesome with all the views, not only views of the other mountains but also of the sea! There are also some parts where you have to use ropes to climb up, which makes it quite exciting. I seriously think this place is comparable to Yangmingshan, but much smaller, of course. In the end of our chosen track is Gold Museum, where you can go for a tour or just get a Douhua (豆花) like we did. Recommended for a whole day trip.
Written January 14, 2017
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loi d
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam29 contributions
Bike and walk and run
Feb 2016 • Friends
I met my friends in Taipei. We know each other long back in san francisco US. Here we are in Taipei walk run and drive and bike, yes we got to teapot mountain that has the top look like a teapot. Interesting. we got to walk up their and stop by a small village at the feet of the mount to eat some fresh potato chips, and drink tea fromour carry-on teapot. hehehe what a trip
Written December 14, 2016
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