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Explore in the mountains and visit the lakes – finding secret paradises in Xizhi. Visit Starlight Bridge and enjoy S-shaped twinkling stars.
Ancient Kyoto-style century-old temple is hidden in Xizhi?! Gongbei Temple in Xizhi is well-known for maple appreciation during fall. Besides the beautiful maples’ red, Gongbei Temple that was built in 1906 is now more than a century old, and the stone-paved double arch bridge outside the Temple is equally classic and elegant. Paradise does not end here, following Xiwan Road and continue into the woods, there hides a lake surrounded by the mountains – it is Xinshan Dream Lake! The name “Dream Lake” originates from the frequent foggy sight during winter, which gives it a misty and fantastical ambiance, making it a popular attraction for many newlyweds’ wedding photo shoot! Following the hiking trail up into Xinshan and having a bird’s-eye view of Dream Lake, tourists will feel the tranquility and be freshened up from the summer heat. On the return trip back to downtown Xizhi, visitors are recommended to visit Xizhi Old Street on their way home. It is where Xizhi began its development and where many historic sites have been preserved. In this neighborhood, there are the old Babao Glass Noodle shop of more than 30 years and the legendary 6-decade-old savory porridge shop; and the evening market by the train station offers a wide array of hearty tasty eats. As the sky grows dark, the twinkling star lights over the Keelung River, and the winding S-shaped Starlight Bridge also shines like the stars in a galaxy after it is lit up at night. There is no better ending for your day as you take a walk after enjoying the street eats while enjoying the starry light!
Xizhi Train Station
Gongbei TempleSuggested Stay
Xinshan Dream LakeSuggested Stay
Xizhi Old StreetSuggested Stay
Starlight BridgeSuggested Stay
Xizhi Train Station
AddressMenghu Rd., Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City 221, Taiwan
Traffic information Xizhi Train Station to Gongbei Temple
Take Bus Routes F910 Wuzhishan Line or F908 Hongnei Line from Xizhi Train Station and get off at Gongbei Temple Intersection Stop.
Xinshan Dream Lake
AddressXizhi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 221
OpeningOpen all year round
Traffic information Gongbei Temple to Xinshan Dream Lake
Take Bus Routes F910 Wuzhishan Line or F908 Hongnei Line from Gongbei Temple Intersection Stop and get off at Dream Lake Intersection Stop.
Xizhi Old Street
AddressZhongzheng Rd., Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 221
OpeningOpen all year round(Business hours of each stall is different, please inquire in advance )
Traffic information Xinshan Dream Lake to Xizhi Old Street
Take Bus Routes F910 Wuzhishan Line or F908 Hongnei Line from Dream Lake Intersection Stop and get off at Xizhi Train Station. Walk for approximately 3 minutes before arriving at your destination.
Traffic information Xizhi Old Street to Starlight Bridge
Walk from Xizhi Old Street for approximately 10 minutes and will arrive at your destination.
Return trip traffic information
Follow Xizhi Keelung River Cycling Route and walk for approximately 6 minutes to Wudu Train Station. Transfer via Taiwan Railways Station for your return journey.