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Exploring indigenous culture: “Bitan-Wulai” Tranquility and Spa One-Day Tour
The historical Bitan Suspension Bridge in the “Bitan Scenic Area” links both sides of the Xindian River. On the bridge, the wonderful vista of the entire scenic area is in sight. Below there are rental water bikes for visitors to explore the lake. At the lakeside restaurants, there are installation artworks suitable for taking pictures. Moving on to “Wulai Old Street”, visitors can taste “Taiwan indigenous specialty foods”, such as the charcoal grilled wild boar pork and colorful rice cooked in bamboo tubes, and buy some souvenirs like the millet wine and millet mochi. The “Wulai Atayal Museum” in the old street offers free guided tours for visitors to learn more about the Atayal history, culture, and customs. Visitors can also join the fun Atayal weaving and other DIY activities. After the museum tour, visitors can turn to the “Wulai Waterfall” known as “the waterfall with the largest height difference in Taiwan” to enjoy the glittering afternoon sunshine flickering above the water. Lastly, visitors can return to Wulai Old Street and pick one favorite spa hostel to end up this joyous trip in a tranquil and comfortable spa.
MRT Xindian Station
Bitan Scenic AreaSuggested Stay
Lakeside RestaurantsSuggested Stay
Wulai Old StreetSuggested Stay
Wulai Atayal MuseumSuggested Stay
Wulai WaterfallSuggested Stay
Wulai Hot SpringSuggested Stay
MRT Xindian Station
Bitan Scenic Area
AddressXindian District, New Taipei, Taiwan 231
Traffic information MRT Xindian Station to Bitan Scenic Area
Take the Songshan-Xindian Line of Taipei Metro and get off the train at the “Xindian Station”. Getting out of the station and turn left, the Bitan Scenic Area is behind.
AddressMall Street, East Bank, Bitan Scenic Area, Xindian District, New Taipei City
Traffic information Bitan Scenic Area to Lakeside Restaurants
About 5 minutes’ walk along the shore toward the bridge.
Wulai Old Street
AddressWulai Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 233
OpeningOpen all year round(opening times based on individual shops)
Traffic information Lakeside Restaurants to Wulai Old Street
Take route 849 (toward Wulai) at the Taipei Metro Xindian Station and get off the bus at Wulai Stop, then walk to the old street.
Traffic information Wulai Old Street to Wulai Atayal Museum
About 3 minutes’ walk in Wulai Old Street.
AddressNo. 16, Pubu Road, Wulai District, New Taipei City
OpeningOpen all year round
Traffic information Wulai Atayal Museum to Wulai Waterfall
Walk down Wulai Old Street (Spring Street) via “Lansheng Bridge” to “Pubu Road” for about 30-40 minutes. In spring, there are cherry blossoms blooming along the street. You can also take a taxi.
Traffic information Wulai Waterfall to Wulai Hot Spring
Walk along the route or take a taxi back to Wulai Old Street
Return trip traffic information
At “Wulai Stop”, take route 849 to the Taipei Metro Xindian Station and take Taipei Metro back to the Taipei Main Station.