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  • Greenbay
    New Taipei, Taiwan928 contributions
    An amazingly unforgettable pureland with fruitful ecological environment , colorly beautiful landscape and unique culture. We're lucky enough to have the availability to visit, thus with more energy and confidence to move forward to new year.
    We'll certainly come again asap, at least once a year to welcome the Spring.
    Written February 8, 2021
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  • Rupert S
    Singapore, Singapore280 contributions
    Too bad the buses only go on weekends and only two trips per day. An excellent half day spent trekking to the beautiful bamboo forest. Also the "celestial sounds" trail is a little known trail which is both scenic and lovely. Fantastic half day spent in this beautiful part of Taiwan.
    Written November 20, 2016
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  • MaggieT6
    Ruislip, UK66 contributions
    This forest is well served with toilet stops and good parking, well signed trails. Wonderful fresh air.
    Written November 20, 2019
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  • tj88chen
    Taipei, Taiwan57 contributions
    It's on top of a mid-height mountain range where you can feel like being able to reach out to the sky. Or, clouds are constantly self-transforming with different cuteness and mischievousness to make your day on the mountain farm.

    It's a destination undoubtedly off the well-bitten tracks - nearly 3 hours drive (car or bus) to get to even departing from Yi-lan, a city known for its high-quality hot-spring, in the north-east of Taiwan. But you would be happy with the decision to take the adventure to explore the mountain-top Arcadian when the meandering route gradually takes you higher up.

    The accommodation, with a selection of independently-stood guesthouses and flats with multiple rooms, offers a comfortable and refreshing experience of over-night. It's a pity that the chance witnessing star river was shadowed by heavy clouds. The mountain farm is famous for such marvelous scenery.
    Written September 10, 2019
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  • Lardylove
    Taichung, Taiwan576 contributions
    I have to admit, I came here without doing any research more than how to actually find the place. After summiting I was blown away..what a place!!

    The summit altitude is only 2180m but the allure comes from the vertical climbs up ropes and ladders and the narrow ridges and sense of danger. And believe me it is dangerous, do not come here on windy days or when its wet (schoolboy error 1. I wore tennis shoes).

    Definitely try to come here on a weekday. Like I said before, the ridges are narrow and only enough room for one person at a time, so letting others pass requires moving to the side (don't look down/near vertical drops) (schoolboy error 2. note to oneself, be less polite and get yourself over the ridges when the opportunity arises rather playing "the gentleman" and letting everyone else through). I didn't see any other foreigners here but this place isn't unknown and is pretty hectic at the weekend. Less people will also mean you have more time to savour the quite spectacular views.

    This is an excellent place to also savour the complete eccentricity of some Taiwanese! Whilst I was clinging onto a tree for dear life and trying to think whether my insurance covered this madness I saw a Taiwanese woman pushing 60 skipping along with sublime balance shouting "jia you" and eating an orange and another guy in bermuda shorts and flip-flops looking at his phone to see if he's got a signal with no care in the world (I was still holding on to that tree)! The craziness we all love in Taiwan in a microcosm.

    All joking aside for a moment, this really isn't a place for the faint-hearted (I'm not just saying this I promise). There is no staff here, weather can be adverse and you are a longggg way from anywhere if the adjectival poo did hit the fan. But, if like me, this gives you a bit of buzz, a sense of adventure then definitely make the effort to come up here for a day.

    The start of the the trail is around the 27 km marker and its only 1.3km to the top and once you have reached the top there is a little hard section for another 200 metres and then it gets much easier. You can then continue on to Shaolin Shan or descend down through the forest. The whole (ordeal? can i say that) hike without going to Shaolin took us around 3 hours but we went very quickly because it was getting dark.

    Take gloves and sturdy walking shoes and it will require an element of physical fitness (I was definitely borderline for this hike...Taiwanese fried chicken can explain this).

    To get there: provincial highway 8 to dongshi--------east towards Guguan-------dongkeng road---------Big Snow Mountain (daxueshan/dasyueshan) forest rd 200--------27km mark.

    Its about 90 minutes from Taichung to get here (car).
    Written June 30, 2015
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  • Greenbay
    New Taipei, Taiwan928 contributions
    It's impossible to visit during years ago until the construction of roads and farm. Accordingly the clear landscape and lovely mountains are disclosed to public. The landscape is still luckiy remained natural and fresh worthy to visit for rejuvenation.
    Written February 8, 2021
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  • Greenbay
    New Taipei, Taiwan928 contributions
    This place is not only known for more than 20,000 Cheery Blossom trees , but also for carefully planted flowers for the whole year. Also the forest , river , waterfull, mountain and even the naughty monkeys are skillfully maintained, hence worthy to visit in different seasons.
    Written February 8, 2021
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  • wyattang
    Singapore, Singapore431 contributions
    The Trek to the waterfall starts at the Wuling Bridge near The Wuling Mansion at the end of the 6km Wuling Road in Wuling Farm. So Make sure you have a Vehicle else walking on Foot uphill for 6km to This Bridge from the Visitor centre will take about 3-4 hours. The Gradual uphill trail(not too steep) is about 4.2km. Most people will take about 2.5hours to 3hours 1 way up. If you walked steadily and Briskly, you can do this in 1.5 hours like I did cos I was afraid the Sun will set upon me as I reached here only at 2pm when I was told the Sun in Winter would start setting at 5pm and I needed to cycle 6km all the way back to Wuling Visitor center.

    Winter wasn't a good time to visit this waterfall as the waterflow was minimal but trekking in this cool and sunny forest makes you feel really good.
    Written January 27, 2015
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  • Rwc142014
    Souderton, PA361 contributions
    This was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Taiwan. If you want to climb the mountain, which I would highly recommend, you need to get a permit. You can find information online about how to apply and you need to apply at least a week in advance, probably more during a holiday.
    We rode the bus from Yilan to Wuling farm (round trip tickets available at the Yilan station, out the back and across the road from the train station) and then had to stop at the police station to get some papers filled out. Its in a building on the left side of the road down from the bus stop. It wasn't clearly marked, but I just wandered in and showed them my permit and they knew what to do.
    The trailhead is pretty far up the road from there and it was getting late so we ended up hitching a ride with a family, the first of many incredibly friendly people we met, who was camping nearby.
    We hiked to the qika cabin that evening. The cabins are nice but bring a sleeping pad for the extra comfort. The next day we hiked to the peak and back to the sanliujiu cabin for the night and then back down on the third day. The scenery was incredibly beautiful. Be sure to bring warm clothes as the elevation is high and it could get a little chilly even in the summer.
    Taiwan has a lot of really amazing natural beauty and if you have the time I'd highly recommend a trip here.
    Written August 13, 2015
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  • wyattang
    Singapore, Singapore431 contributions
    If you are in the Wuling Farm recreational area, you should definitely give this place a visit as it showcase the information on The Formosan Landlocked Salmon. They displayed the species' history and conservation efforts. It even has several display tanks with live Formosan Landlocked Salmon in various stages of life. You may even walk to the observatory areas along the Qijiawan creek to catch a glimpse of these rare endangered fishes in their natural habitat.
    Written January 23, 2015
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  • Mutter1
    Taipei, Taiwan130 contributions
    Sqoyaw village is on route 7B about 2 hours from Yilan, about 30 min further from famous Wuling Farm. It is a tiny farming village surrounded by fruit trees and cabbage fields. We chose this place to overnight at a beautifully maintained B&B at the end of July during the height of peach season. The drive up there was so satisfying. Many farmers had stands along route 7B selling freshly picked peaches. We could see many more fruits (apples, persimmons, pears, plums..) hanging on trees as far as the eyes can see.
    The village itself is clean and modern. We took a leisurely stroll in the village, then found ourselves walking among the fruit trees. A neighborhood dog accompanied us all the way, both curiously and cautiously. There are many footpaths available for those who enjoys serious hiking. Sqoyaw can even serve as an ideal base for climbing Dasyue Mountain (Big Snowy Mountain). If you plan to visit Lishan, I would highly recommend staying at Sqoyaw village rather than Lishan which is very touristy. Sqoyaw offers a genuine tranquility that has long been lost.
    Written August 7, 2018
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