Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Taiwan, Part II

Apologies for the delay, but here is the long awaited second installment of our trip to Taiwan.

After spending a few days in the city, we decided to head out to Wulai, land of beautiful green mountains, fog, and hot baths. However, before taking the train out to Wulai, we had one quick stop at the Fishermen's Market, home to Lover's Bridge.

There isn't too much to see here, but since the weather was pleasant, we decided to take a stroll and enjoy some of the sights. We did find a seafood restaurant on the 2nd level of the fish market. However, comparing this market to the one we went to in Seoul, we were a bit disappointed.

The next day, we headed to the Taipei Main train station to board our train to Wulai.

Wulai, is home to one of Taiwan's aboriginal groups, the Atayal. Wulai is also popular among tourists for its hot springs and baths. Naturally as Wulai is nestled in the mountains, it was very green and with two typhoons just off the coast of Taiwan, it rained...A LOT. As a matter of fact, we had nothing but rain the entire time we were in Wulai.

But we didn't mind. With umbrellas in hand, we walked all over Wulai taking in the beautiful scenery.

I couldn't resist. I got a kick out of this sign. Bungee jumping, anyone?

With all the rain, the Wulai river was very high...not to mention muddy. Ewwww....

After walking a bit, we came across a little train. This train was like the train at Disneyland, each car had room for two people. Upon boarding the train, we were taken to the Wulai waterfall.

From there, we got on the gondola to get an even better view.....Sooooo green!

Once we got to the top of the mountain, we took a walk around what was a park. There was even a hotel here.

Everything in the park was so green and lush.

After a day in the rain, we couldn't wait to get back to our hotel (The Hotel Landis). We stayed at a beautiful hotel complete with our own private bath.

And this was the view from the window in our bath. So peaceful....

We had a wonderful time in Taiwan....definitely worth the 5 days we were there. I leave you with this night shot of our hotel....

Happy Travels...

Love, Chrissy


Mary and Sean said...

The waterfall looked so pretty and my goodness, the private hot bath! If it had been me, I would've been in that thing 3 times a day

Chrissy said...

We did take about 2 baths a day!

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