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Zhaoyang National Trail朝陽國家步道


On the hills of Guishan, to the south of Zhaoyang Community in Nanao Village is the Zhaoyang National Trail. The 2.2 kilometer long trail has three entrances, with four observation platforms along the way so visitors can rest and enjoy beautiful views of the Suhua Coast, Wushibi Gorge, Dingqing Lake, Yuanyang Mountain, secret beaches, and more.

Chaoyang National Path(6)
All around the Zhaoyang National Trail is a rich variety of plants, birds, and amphibians. You might catch a glimpse of a black bulbul perched on a branch or other little creatures peeking out of the grass, getting to learn about the flora and fauna while relaxing and enjoying the hike.

Chaoyang National Path(2)
Along the Trail are placards introducing different plants, among them ones named after animals in the Chinese zodiac. One step at a time up the gentle slopes under the shade of trees, you’ll eventually reach the highest point of the Trail on Guishan. 

Chaoyang National Path(10)
Guishan overlooks the brilliant blue Pacific Ocean, bay coast as well as Nanao Fishing Harbor at one glance. It’s a great place to watch the sunrise spread over the waves; it changes beautifully with each season.  


Next to Nan'ao Fishing Port, Su'ao Township, Yilan County, Su'ao Township, Yilan County Taiwán, R.O.C
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  • JiveSun

    Taipei, Taiwan

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    A National Trail next to a Fish Harbor

    5 2015-07

    Jhaoyang (or Zhaoyang in Pinyin) National Trail is located near Nanao Zhaoyang Fish Harbor and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The trail is 2.2 kilometers long and takes about two hours to finish, inclusive of rest and photography. It is a fairly easy hike if you do not rush along the way. To arrive at the trail, I suggest that you take #1570 of Capital Bus from Taipei City Hall Bus Station. It is almost an hour ride to arrive in Luodong. Then from Luodong Train Station take a Local Train to arrive in Nanao (about 30 minutes). Follow the signs that lead to Zhaoyang. It is a pleasant two-kilometer walk along rice paddies (about 30 minutes). You will not miss the entrance as there is a huge sign and across from it there is a small restaurant. Stop by Nanao Zhaoyang Fish Harbor before or after the hike if you wish. There is a quiet and clean beach. Water sports such as swimming and snorkeling are of course forbidden as the waves are frighteningly ferocious.
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    4 2016-10

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    4 2016-01


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