Wulai [烏來] is a small town nestled in the hills of Taipei County on the Nanshi River [南勢溪]. The town is a great place to enjoy a hot spring, do some nature sightseeing, and experience Atayal aboriginal culture.
After checking-in and dropping off our bags, we set out to find a place to eat. We ate at Taiya Po Po [泰雅婆婆美食店], which specializes in Atayal cuisine. Luckily, I was able to get my fix of Wild Mountain Boar and Bamboo Tube Rice.
We stayed at the Full Moon Spa [明月溫泉會館]. We began our search for a resort about a month and a half in advance, but many resorts were already fully booked for New Year’s Eve. The rate for the night was $4,200NT and included dinner, breakfast, and a ticket for their large spa. The in-room spa was nice and the room was what we expected for the price we paid.
The resort has a nice view of the Nanshi River. Here’s the scene that accompanied my breakfast:
New Year’s Day was unseasonably warm and dry. We took a ride on the Log Cart for $50NT to the Wulai Falls and shopping street at the top.
The magnificent Wulai Falls are about 80 meters tall and definitely worth checking out if in the area:
Here’s a view of the whole waterfall:
By the time we were ready to leave Wulai, it was packed. If you go on a weekend or holiday, make sure you go early to beat the crowds:
Getting there: Take the Wulai bus from the Xindian MRT station for $40NT or take a cab which will probably cost about $400NT on weekends.
For more pics from our Wulai Trip, check out my Flickr set.