On Wednesday, my dad and I took a day trip to Wulai. Wulai is a tourist town located in New Taipei City and is famous for its hot springs and aborigine culture. Obviously we had no intention of going to the hot springs on a hot summer day, good thing there was quite a bit of sightseeing to be done. We started off with a hike to the waterfalls,
Then we headed back to downtown Wulai on the Scenic Train. Fun fact, the railway was built during the Japanese era to transport wood and wood chopping tools. As Wulai become a popular tourist spot, the old trains were converted to the scenic trains that are seen today. The train only goes between the base of the waterfalls and downtown Wulai, but the view was very nice.
For lunch I had bamboo rice among other things. I absolutely love bamboo rice and haven’t had it in such a long time! It was so good!
After lunch, we had some mango+kiwi ice because we didn’t feel like facing the sweltering noon heat yet.
Since it was a weekday, we had an entire bridge to ourselves, how awesome is that?
There were also a few museum visits here and there, how refreshing the air conditioner felt on a hot hot hot day. Wulai definitely has so much more to offer and I can’t wait to go back again!