As its name “Longdong” suggests, the area’s rocks look like a giant dragon crouching on strange rocks. And the bayside trail links up Northeast Coast’ two largest capes – the 6 million-year-old Bitou Cape and the 35 million-year-old Longdong Cape. Each cape has a unique history and yet they are just as attractive.
The trail begins at Xilingyan Temple. In a few minutes’ time, visitors can reach a scenic platform for watching the sea, listening to sounds of waves, and appreciating strange rocks. Sometimes they can even see someone climbing up coastal walls of rocks. In fact, the area is known as Longdong Rock Climbing Site. Outstanding climbers home and abroad have been drawn to take challenges here.
The trail begins at Xilingyan Temple and it meanders all the way to Longdong Bay Ocean Park. From there, visitors may want to walk just a bit more to beautiful Hemei Elementary School. A round trip between the park and the school is about 1.5 hours. And a round trip between the temple and the park is 3 hours. The path is smooth and easy to walk on. Visitors may arrange an itinerary depending on weather of the day and how physically fit they are.
1. Golden Fulong 856 of Taiwan Tourist Shuttle, Keelung Bus → Get off at Longdong Four Seasons Bay.
2. Keelung Bus 791 → Get off at Longdong South Entrance Ocean Park.
3. Keelung Bus 886 → Get off at Longdong South Entrance Ocean Park.
4. King Bus 1811 or 1812 → Get off at Longdong South Entrance.
5. Bus F837 or F839 → Get off at Longdong South Entrance Ocean Park.