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Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area太平山國家森林遊樂區


The whole Taiping area covers the Nanhu Mountain Range, Sanxing Mountain Range, and Dabajian Mountain Range. The mountains are famous for the Taiwan Cypresses and Taiwan Yellow Cypresses. In the past, the Taiping area was named one of the three biggest forest areas together with Alishan and Baxianshan. The average annual temperature is 13 degrees Celsius. The Taiping Mountains are always surrounded by clouds and mist while the forest contains many kinds of trees. As the seasons change, the views also vary. Thus, the place is lauded as a heaven on earth.

Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area太平山國家森林遊樂區
Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area is huge and includes attractions such as Renze, Lantai, Bailing, Cuifeng Lake, and Taipingshan Waterfall. Also, the recreational facilities such as the Jiuzize Hot Spring, forest trail, the geothermal area for boiling eggs can also be found. Meanwhile, the recreation area has preserved the original trees and relics of the ropeway, mountain tracks, and forest train left from the previous production, whereby tourists coming here can reminisce about the past. 

You can jump in the bumper car when coming to Taiping Mountain and take a deep breath of the phytoncide to bask in the forest and immerse yourself in the green mountains and lakes surrounded by wispy fog. Or you can enjoy the clouds and sunrise of Taiping Mountain with peace in the morning and watch the changeable ecological environment and climate.

 Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area太平山國家森林遊樂區
During autumn and winter, the maple leaves will paint the mountain red, which attracts hordes of tourists to travel here and take pictures. Taiwan Cherries, Plum Blossoms, and Taipingshan White Cherry Blossoms also change as the seasons progress, allowing Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area to put on a different dress for every season and await tourists to visit. 


No.58-1, Taiping Ln.,, Datong Township, Yilan County Taiwán, R.O.C
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"weekday 06:00-20:00
holiday and public holiday 04:00-20:00
during summer(July,August)03:30-20:00"


  • Scenic Areas
  • Eco-tourism
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  2. 44 Couples
  3. 9 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 41 Friends
  • anonymousV62514

    Hualien, Taiwan

    A wonderful trip

    5 2019-08

    My boyfriend and I have been to Taipinshan in 2017, although the weather is not very good, we still had a good time. We lived in Cueifong Villa then took a walk to Cueifong Lake, enjoying seeing the mist gradually came to the lakeside from Lake Scenery Platform, it was such a beautiful sight. At that night, we came out from Cueifong Villa to see the stars. Due to the weather, the stars wasn’t as bright as my boyfriend expected, I still thought it was a great experience. The next day we visited Taiwan Beech National Trail, it took we several hours to finish. But it’s worthy, I love the atmosphere and the scenery of this trail. If you want get close to nature, Taipinshan definitely will be a good choice.
  • JeaneK_sg

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Nice hiking trails with good views, but torturous drive up mountain

    4 2019-05

    There are many hiking trails with nice views in the park, can easily spend a whole day there doing plenty of hiking. But the drive up and down the mountain was rather torturous for people not used to winding roads, we had a local driver and felt queasy throughout the drive. Survive the drive and you will be rewarded with beautiful nature views. Be sure to bring insect repellent and snacks, we only came across 1 convenience store.
  • careylam925

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    too many cars during Chinese New Year

    4 2019-02

    We spent three hours to get there which was originally 1 & a half hours, because of the visitors in CNY. but the views are good.
  • slabster

    Taipei, Taiwan

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    Friends getaway

    Day Trip from Taipei

    5 2018-09

    We booked a taxi from Taipei to Taipingshan (6000TWD/5people/10hrs). It was a long ride. From Taipei to Taipingshan Entrance was 2.5hrs. I had us went straight to Cueifong Lake which is another 1hr ride from the entrance. We spent 1hr in Cueifong Circular Trail and had lunch at Cueifong Villa, meal costs 120TWD. Then we went to Taipingshan Village, spent 1hr taking the trail to Zhenan Temple surrounded by Japanese maple trees. We started going back to Taipei around 3PM and arrived at 6:30PM. The temperature is comfortable at 20C but it rained a lot and heavily. A day trip is not enough to explore all trails but enough to get a glimpse of the mossy forest trails and a hint of autumn feels.
  • mum-o-3

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Nature without the commerical touristic hype

    4 2018-08

    Come prepared with umbrella or raincoat! We started the day well as the weather was great! But it started to rain an hour later and there was no place for shelter at all! Although it was summer when we visited, it was rather cooling even before the rain came. So have a thin jacket ready.

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