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Bisha Fishing Harbor
Details
Address: No.211, Beining Rd., Jhongjheng District, Keelung City 20248, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
TEL: 886-2-24693606
Opening hours: 08:00-22:00
Fee: Free
By bus: Take the bus no.103 and get off at Bi Sha fish port station.
MEMO At night, flickering lights from fishing boats reflect upon the waters of Bisha Harbor, adding a taste of enchanting mood to the atmosphere. This is a great place for families and couples to take a walk.
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Golden Waterfall
Details
Address: The waterfall is 1.2km away from Suinandong on the Jinsui Highway, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Opening hours: Open all year round
Fee: Free
By train: From Ruifang or Fulong Train Station, take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (Golden Fulong Route) No. 856. Get off and Suinandong. The waterfall is within walking distance.
By bus: Take Keelung Bus No. 891 or 826 and get off at Golden Waterfall. (These two buses are only available on weekends and holidays). Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (Golden Fulong Route) No. 856. Get off and Suinandong. The waterfall is within walking distance.
MEMO The water contains lots of heavy metal and can harm your skin. Just don’t think about playing in the water here!
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Gold Museum
Details
Website: http://www.gep-en.ntpc.gov.tw/
Address: No. 8, Jinguang Road, Jinguashi, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
TEL: 886-2-24962800
Opening hours: Please visit the museum’s website.
Fee: Please visit the museum’s website.
By train: From Ruifang Train Station, take Keelung Bus No. 826 (but only available on weekends and holidays). From Ruifang or Keelung Train Stations, take Keelung Bus No. 788 or Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (Golden Fulong Route) No. 856 and get off at the Gold Museum.
By bus: Take Keelung Bus No. 788, 891 or 826 (826 is only available on weekends and holidays) or Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (Golden Fulong Route). Get off at the Gold Museum. From MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, take Keelung Bus No. 1062 (National Highway Route) and get off at the Gold Museum.
MEMO Guided tours and museum activities are highly recommended. Join the crowd to feel the mining culture and learn something new!
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Jiufen Old Street
Details
Address: Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Opening hours: Open all year round
Fee: Free
By train: From Ruifang Train Station, take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (Golden Fulong Route) 856, Keelung Bus No. 1062, 788 or 827 and get off at Jiufen. On weekends and holidays, you can also take Keelung Bus No 825. Also get off at Jiufen. From Keelung Train Station, take Keelung Bus No. 788 and get off at Jiufen.
By bus: From MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, take Keelung Bus No. 1062 (National Highway Route) and get off at Jiudao Stop.
MEMO To stay away from traffic jam, it is advised not to drive to Jiufen. On weekends and holidays, you may even be fined if you park at the wrong place. This is to protect the local pedestrians’ right to use the roads.
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Nanya Geological Trail
Details
Address: Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Opening hours: Open all year round
Fee: Free
By train: 1.Taipei Main Station → Keelung Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 791 → Nanya 2.Rui Fang Train Station → Golden Fulong shuttle bus( No. 856) → Nanxin Temple→ Nanya
By bus: Ruifang Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 886 → Nanya Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1811 → Nanya Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1812 → Nanya
MEMO People often miss Nanya’s splendid geological views as they drive by. Don’t forget to hop off your car and take a close look at these natural wonders.
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Bitou Cape Hiking Trail
Details
Address: Bitou Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Opening hours: Open all year round
Fee: Admission is free
By train: 1.Taipei Main Station → Keelung Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 791 → Bitou 2.Rui Fang Train Station → Golden Fulong shuttle bus( No. 856) → Bitou 3. From Yilan Train Station → Fulong Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 791、Golden Fulong shuttle bus( No. 856) → Bitou Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and you will see the hiking trail.
By bus: Ruifang Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 886 → Bitou Cape → Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and you will see the hiking trail. Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1811 → Bitou Cape → Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and you will see the hiking trail. Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1812 → Bitou Cape → Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and you will see the hiking trail.
MEMO Don’t forget to drop by the Bitou Elementary School beside the trail. The tiny yet beautiful school is surrounded by mountains on one side and faces the oceans on the other. Feel free to explore the many art installations in the school.
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Bitou Cape Lighthouse
Details
Address: Bitou Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Opening hours: It is closed for the moment.
By train: 1.Taipei Main Station → Keelung Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 791 → Bitou 2.Rui Fang Train Station → Golden Fulong shuttle bus( No. 856) → Bitou 3. From Yilan Train Station → Fulong Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 791、Golden Fulong shuttle bus( No. 856) → Bitou Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and follow the hiking trail ahead.
By bus: Keelung → Keelung Bus No. 791 to Fulong → Bitou Cape Stop → Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and follow the hiking trail ahead. Ruifang Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 886 → Bitou Cape → Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and follow the hiking trail ahead. Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1811 Bitou Cape Stop → Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and follow the hiking trail ahead. Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1812 Bitou Cape Stop → Take the overpass to Bitoujiao Elementary School and follow the hiking trail ahead.
MEMO Along the trail that leads to the lighthouse are eroded “tofu rocks” spreading far and wide. Please mind your steps because there are steep cliffs around.
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Longdong Ocean Park (Bitou and Longdong Bay Geological Park)
Details
Website: http://longdong-oceanpark.emmm.tw/?ptype=info
Address: Longdong Street, Gongliao District, New Taipei City (85k, Provincial Highway 2)
TEL: 886-2-24909258
Opening hours: Park: 08:00-18:00; waterfront: 08:00-17:00
Fee: Parking Fee:Car:NT$50, Motorcycle:NT$20, Bus:NT$100 Food & drinks: Coffee:NT$60~100, convenience store Swimming area (Close from Nov. - May): adult ticket:NT$100, Seniors: $80 (ages 65 and up), Children 3 & under: FREE (with family visit only), Local residents are free From November to May, the swimming area is closed and only the parking lot fee is collected.
By bus: Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1811 → Longdong Bay Ocean Park Taipei Main Station → Taipei Bus Station WA → Guo-kuang Bus No. 1812 →Longdong Bay Ocean Park
By train: 1.Taipei Main Station → Keelung Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 791 → LongDong Bay Ocean Park 2.Rui Fang Train Station → Golden Fulong shuttle bus( No. 856) → LongDong Bay Ocean Park 3. From Yilan Train Station → Fulong Train Station → Keelung Bus No. 791、Golden Fulong shuttle bus( No. 856) → LongDong Bay Ocean Park
MEMO Snorkeling and scuba diving equipments can be rented here. You can even find professional guides who can easily lead you to the world of coral reefs and coral reef fish under the sea.
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Hemei Fishing Village
Details
Address: Longdong St., Gongliao District, New Taipei City 22450, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: 24hr
Fee: Free
MEMO When traveling here in spring or summer, tourists will often see old ladies from the village drying out or selling red algae that is used to make agar. Agar made from red algae has the effect of soothing the temper. It’s very worth trying!
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Bicycle trail Beach
Details
Opening hours: 24hr
Fee: Free
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MEMO There are many signs along the bike paths. The paths are unidirectional, and are divided into two paths: the ocean-side path and regular path. Ride according to the directions to avoid danger.
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Fulong Beach
Details
Address: No. 40, Xinglong Street, Fulong Neighborhood, Gongliao District, New Taipei City
TEL: 886-2-24992381
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 (Ticketing hours: 09:00-16:30) Closed from October to May in the next year
Fee: Regular Fare $100NT,Reduced Fare $80NT (65 or older、Students),Group Fare $90NT(20people or more),Insurance-Only $10NT (children below 110cm),Clean-up charge only $40NT (Handicapped Person、or all other
By train: Take North Link Line and get off at Fulong. Your destination is nearby.
By bus: Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle 856 (Golden Fulong Route) to Fulong.
MEMO The beach is open annually from June to September. Its long sand spit makes it the most beautiful beach in Fulong. Beach volleyball and sand sculpturing are highly popular here in addition to playing in seawaters. If you want to try canoeing, we also recommend the Longmen Coastal Area.
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Ling Jiou Mountain Wu Sheng Monastery
Details
Website: https://www.093ljm.org/index.asp
Address: No. 7-1, Fulian Neighborhood, Gongliao District, New Taipei City
TEL: 886-2-24991100
Opening hours: 09:00-18:00, Tuesdays to SundaysClosed on Mondays because the monks have to carry out a regular spiritual retreat.
Fee: Free
By bus: Please reserve a tour by phone at +886-2-24991100#3515 or 3516. A bus will pick you up at the bus stop by 7-11 in Fulong.
MEMO You don’t have to bring sacrifices here. The temple offers candles and candies which you can dedicate to the deities. You can give some money back if you like, but this is not compulsory. After the worship, feel free to enjoy a vegetarian meal cooked by the monks at the temple’s kitchen. Likewise, donations for the meal are welcomed but not compulsory.
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Maoao Fishing Village
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Address: Fulian Neighborhood, Gongliao District, New Taipei City (beside Binhai Highway, near Sandiao Cape)
Opening hours: Open all year round
Fee: Free
By bus: From Terminal A, Taipei West Bus Station, take Kuo-kuang Bus 1811 (Taipei – Luodong) and get off at Maoao.
MEMO The Liyang Temple beside the Maoao Port is the only temple that worships “Bodhisattva Holding a Basket of Fish” in Taiwan. This quiet and graceful temple is worth a visit.
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Mao’ao Stone House
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Opening hours: 24hr
Fee: Free
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MEMO How do you judge the financial capabilities of the owner? Rich owners engage the service of “stone masons” to build their houses, with neat “flat layers” or “angled layers” handiwork; those without this financial capability choose stones of similar size and lay them upon each other in angles, forming what is know as “disordered layers”.
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Sandiao Cape Lighthouse
Details
Address: No. 38, Magang Street, Fulian Neighborhood, Gongliao District, New Taipei City
TEL: 886-2-24991300
Opening hours: Daily from 09:00 to 16:00 except on Mondays, the Lunar New Year’s Eve and the Lunar New Year.
Fee: Free
By bus: From Terminal A, Taipei West Bus Station, take Kuo-kuang Bus 1811 (Taipei – Luodong) or 1812 (Taipei – Nangfangao) and get off at Magang. The lighthouse is within walking distance. From Yilan, take Kuo-kuang Bus 1740 (Yilan – Shuangxi), also get off at Magang. The lighthouse can be reached by walk.
MEMO There is a display room at the bottom of the lighthouse that shows all of the lighthouses around the country and the lighthouse stamps ever issued by the Chunghwa Post. It also explains the Customs Administration’s main services. You’ll find a variety of light components and models, too.
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Dali Visitor Center
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Address: No.11, Sec. 7, Binhai Rd.,1, Toucheng Township, Yilan County (near Dali Tian-gong Temple)
TEL: 886-3-9780727
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00
Fee: Free
By train: Get off at Dali. The center is 400 meters away.
By bus: Take Kuo-kuang Bus 1811 (Taipei - Luodong), 1812 (Nanfangao – Taipei), 1737 (Yinggeshi – Toucheng) or 1740 (Shuangxi – Yilan) and get off at Tiangong Temple.
MEMO To learn more about Dali and its scenic spots, visit the center before embarking your trip. Ask a senior volunteer guide to explain things to you.
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Caoling Historic Trail
Details
Address: Caoling Historic Trail, Yuanwangkeng, Gongliao District, New Taipei City
Opening hours: Open all year round
Fee: Free
By train: From Fulong Station, take the hiking trail beside it and walk 3.5km to arrive at the Caoling Historic Trail Entrance.
By bus: Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (Golden Fulong Route) and get off at Fulong Stop. Take the hiking trail beside it and walk 3.5km to arrive at the Caoling Historic Trail Entrance.
MEMO No food or beverages stalls may be found along the trail. If you wish to picnic, bring your own food and drinks. Most hikers would start their journey from Fulong or Gongliao in the north, pass the Yuanwangkeng (valley), take the Historic Trail, and finally reach the mountain top. You can take a train and get off at Fulong or Gongliao and then take the Caoling Historic Trail near the Xinshe Bridge in Yuanwangkeng. You can take a train in Dali on your way back.
Recommended Time of Stay & Distance from Other Scenic Spots

Day1
Bisha Fishing Harbor (Suggested length of stay 1hr)-Mileage 11.2km - Golden Waterfall (Suggested length of stay 30mins)-Mileage 2.5km - Gold Ecological Park (Suggested length of stay 2hrs)-Mileage 1.7km - Old Streets in Jiufen (Suggested length of stay 4hrs)
Day2
Nanya Geology Trail (Suggested length of stay 2hrs)- Mileage 4km - Bitou Cape Trail (Suggested length of stay 2hrs)- Mileage 0.8km - Bitou Cape Lighthouse (Suggested length of stay 15mins)-Mileage 1.5km- Longdongwan Park(Suggested length of stay 2hrs)-Mileage 5.2km - Hemei Fishing Village (Suggested length of stay 1hr)- Mileage 6km - Bicycle trail Beach (Suggested length of stay 1hr)- Mileage 2.7km - Fulong Beach (Suggested length of stay 2hrs)
Day3
Ling Jiu Moutain Wusheng Monastery (Suggested length of stay 1hr)- Mileage 12.8km -Mao’ao Fishing Village (Suggested length of stay 30mins)- Mileage 0.5km -Mao’ao Stone House (Suggested length of stay 1hr)- Mileage 3.4km -Sandiaojiao Lighthouse (Suggested length of stay 30mins)- Mileage 11.8km -Dali Visitor Center (Suggested length of stay 1hr)- Mileage7km -Caoling Historic Trail (Suggested length of stay 2hrs)

 

  • Bisha Harbor is a famous tourist fish market. The two main rectangular buildings are a fish market and food street. Inside the market there are dozens of seafood stores providing all sorts of fishery products, from ocean, coastal, to inbred fish products.

  • Here, observe the unusual view of Yin-Yang sea and experience the natural and cultural beauty of Jinguashih while admiring the historical remains of its golden past.

  • Jinguashih is a famous mining area within Taiwan, also known as the “Golden Homeland”. The old gold mines have now been made into the Gold Ecological Park. Within the park there is an environment hall, the Crown Prince Chalet, the gold shrine, Benshan Fifth Tunnel, Japanese dorms and etc., comprehensively offering tourists a deeper insight into the gold digging days of Jinguashih.

  • Jiufeng, located besides Keelung Mountain, is a mountain city. Tourists pass through the bustling old street (Jishan Street), tasting chewy taro balls, mugwort cakes, taro cakes and other local delicacies. They shop for hand-made clogs, snacks from the old days, hand-drawn clothing and other local specialties. The best thing to do here is find an old tea house and take in the breathtaking view of mountain and sea while tasting the sweet fragrance of world-famous Taiwan tea.

  • The Nanya Geological Trail includes mostly erosion landforms. The rock layers here are intercalated layers of soft and hard rock, and in combination with yearly erosion caused by strong winds and waves from the Northeast Monsoon, forms the unique scenery of bays, capes, and staggered rock formations. This area has the richest geological resources of all of New Taipei City.

  • Bitou Cape has three fully planned trails, majestic views of mountains and oceans, varied erosion landforms, boundless waves hitting the shore and diverse coastal vegetation and animals. At the highest level, there is also a 360 degree panoramic view where tourists can appreciate the rich diversity of nature.

  • Built in the Japanese Colonial Period, the Bitou Cape Lighthouse was blown up during the second world war, and was only rebuilt as the 12.3 meter high cylindrical structure it is now after Taiwan’s independence. As of now there is a trail around Bitou Cape Lighthouse, where tourists can hike up and view the surroundings.

  • Longdongwan is the largest bay along the Northeast Coastline. The complicated fault landform has created a unique geological sight around the Longdongwan area. The administration has established an open park complete with trails, an ecological classroom, exhibition room and parking lot. This is the best place to get to know the geological beauty of the Northeast Coast.

  • Hemei Village, located besides Jinshawan, is a typical small fishing village. Tourists can enter through industrial paths and appreciate the beauty of a fishing village, with its traditional houses and quiet fishing village scenery. Hemei Harbor beside the village has become filled with dirt and thus lost its function as a harbor. When the tide is up, the harbor has transformed into an area where tourists and children from surrounding neighborhoods come to enjoy the fun of water.

  • There is a bike path from the Longmen Camping Area to the Yanliao Coastal Park. A long distance independent ride is the dream of many outdoor activity lovers. While lightly stepping on the petals, taking notice of sand dune plants you recognize, and chasing the wind and sun wherever you want to, all the beauty around you will gradually fold out with every step you take. Take in the view, listen to the waves and ride towards the wind!

  • The blue waters, soft beaches and pursuing waves of the Northeast Coast strike up the urge to ride the waters. The Northeast Coast offers stable winds and a wide heartland, thus forming the perfect location for wind and wave sports such as windsurfing and sailing. It has also become a haven for surfers, with dozens of surfers zigzagging through the white waves on weekends, adding to the dazzling view. The waters of Fulong are the perfect place for water activities, with many stores selling or renting surf gear. Now that you can easily enjoy the joy of surfing, why not come and try for yourself!

  • Lingjioushan is located close to Fulong, and is one of the most famous Taoist Temples of north Taiwan. Lingjioushan is located between mountain and sea, with broad and vast views. When looking north from the ocean view platform, Bitou Cape, Longdong Cape and the coastline extending from them are all visible. The view of the three miles of golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong, combined with the view of the river outlet are the most beautiful sights ever! Come for a spiritual tour at Lingjioushan, and find peace in your heart within the beautiful scenery.

  • Turning into Mao’ao Village from the Coastal Highway, is like suddenly dashing into a quiet alley from a bustling street. Old banyan trees with knotted roots, carefree ducks swimming in streams and stone houses made from surrounding materials all add to the serenity of the village, especially with the quiet rustling of waves sounding about. There are no famous views of mountains here, but there is a simplicity that cleanses people of their worries.

  • The stone houses of Mao’ao are made from surrounding materials, such as sandstone from the beaches, bamboo from the mountains and dried grass for the roofs. Houses made from these materials are truly cool in summer and warm in winter.

  • Sandiaojiao Cape Lighthouse, at the easternmost cape of Taiwan, is the most eastern point of Taiwan and also the end of the Syueshan Mountain Range. Its location name was a modification of the Spanish word “Santiago”. It is a white cylindrical lighthouse of 16.5 meters that stands upright in the Pacific, pointing out the right direction for ships. It is an important landmark for ships working in the north Taiwan oceans, and is the only lighthouse in the north that is opened to visitors.

  • The Dali Visitors Center is located at the entrance to the Dali Caoling Historical Trail. It is close by the Coastal Highway and mainly offers travel information and guided explanations for the Northeast Coast and Yilan Coastline. Besides the exhibitions within, there is a slab carving area at the intersection to the center where visitors can experience the fun of slab carving for themselves.

  • The Caoling Historical Trail is 8.5 kilometers in length and requires 3-4 hours of walking. Along the way there are rich and diverse plants, terraces and fields along winding streams, the scent of butterfly gingers in the summer, rolling waves of silver grass in autumn, and famous sites such as the Fude Temple, Stone with Chinese Character of "Tiger", Stone with phrase "Powerful Suppression of the Savage Mist" and etc. Along the way the scenery is especially fine, with areas such as converging trees and open spaces facing the ocean. Besides the winding road there are also fruit trees and terraces, greeting you with their lively green color. This is the most popular hiking route in the Northeast Coast.