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Hiking and Hot Baths in Taiwan

Zhuilu Old Road-Taroko National Park

When we were planning our October trip to Taiwan, the toughest choice was choosing between a multi-day backpacking trip and a hotel-based day hiking trip. We were deciding between a visit to Yushan National Park and hiking to the peak of Jade Mountain (multi-day opportunities galore), and visiting Taiwan’s famous Taroko Gorge and hiking the Zhuilu Old Road Trail (spectacular day hiking). Continue reading Hiking and Hot Baths in Taiwan

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Hiking Syue Mountain – Taiwan’s Second Highest Mountain

Syue Mountain, Taiwan

After our last trip to Taiwan, when we said that we wanted to return and tackle some of the 3,000 meter peaks – we meant it! We narrowed our choice down to two mountains: Jade Mountain (3,952 meters / 12,966 feet) and Snow Mountain (3,886 meters / 12,749 feet). Jade Mountain is the tallest mountain in Taiwan, Snow Mountain is the second tallest. Continue reading Hiking Syue Mountain – Taiwan’s Second Highest Mountain

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Taipei, Taiwan – Easy Access Day Hikes

Taipei, Taiwan - Easy Access Day Hikes

Taiwan has one of the highest densities of tall mountains in the world and is famous for its 100 Peaks list. The list is of the 100 best peaks over 3,000 meters and is used to promote high-altitude hiking. In fact, there are over 260 mountains with peaks over 3,000 meters in Taiwan! Continue reading Taipei, Taiwan – Easy Access Day Hikes