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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Wulai

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Private Half Day Tour: Aboriginal Village and Hot Springs in Wulai
Ranked #9 of 531 things to do in Xinbei
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Wulai is a place where you can interact with the older generation of Taiwan.The bus we took mainly had older people.Bus: Sindian Bus from Sindian MRT Station to Wulai .As you get to approach Wulai,you get to see wall paintings and carvings representing the various cultures,work ,dressing and way of life for the Indigenous people.Upon reaching the place we did not see any people dressed up in traditional clothing etc all because of industrialization.The place is modern,the streets are narrow though.You get to see a big river passing in between the town and the shops ,restaurants are all packed close together.It was interesting to walk along the streets,though it rained and was cold.Got to enjoy the traditional delicacies,which were very delicious.I ate the rice that is cooked in bamboo and ,bamboo soup and wild pig.This was very very very sweet.I advise all who go here ,to try this or any of their other delicacies.Most of the shops however stock lots of traditional memorabilia and souvenirs.
I got a chance to visit one of the Churches and that was great.
The Wulai Atayal Museum was the reason we visited Wulai but unfortunately,we found it was closed on that day because of painting.However,I think it has lots to learn about the Atayal people as I peeped through the window.I believe it is worth the visit as we still got to enjoy the place

Visited December 2012
Thank wangechigitahi
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Relaxing hot spring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I love this place...it's very relaxing especially in winter when it's cold outside but your body is in the hot spring!!

Thank lovelygaggy
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San Francisco, California
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“Pleasant spa town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

The hot water is where it's at. Wulai itself is in a scenic location but not much of interest in the town. Nice walking around and views of the river and mountains.

Visited November 2012
Thank Kurnalsam
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Atlanta, GA
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“Pretty District, but Extremely Dirty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Visited Oct 24

One of the activities we looked forward to in Taiwan was the hot springs. First, we got a goldfish pedicure. Neither of us has ever experienced it, and there's only one store in the area that offers goldfish pedicure. When my cousin dipped her feet in, she was scared. She was also ticklish. Then my husband submerged his feet and cried out too. He didn't enjoy it as much, and had a fear that any of the fishes would chomp down on his feet. I was the last to put my feet in, and i loved it. It felt cool and it tingled. Wulai's a very cool area to walk around in, and it did offer a pretty scenery, but when we walked down to the natural springs area, we felt dirty and scared. There were too many half naked elders in the "pool," and there were cig butts, trash, pipes/wires everywhere. It looked poorly maintained. We walked further down the springs to a less crowded area, but we only dared to dip our feet in. Would still visit again though.

Visited October 2012
Thank SteveLili
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Hong Kong
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“Fun aborigin show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The show that tells the history of WuLai tribe is quite intereating. Audience are invited to dance and particiapte at the end of the show. When the curtin of the hall opens up, you can have a great view of the Wulai waterfall right in front of you, quite eye catching.

Visited March 2012
Thank Joeplin
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