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Wulai Falls, New Taipei

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Visit the popular Wulai Falls, nestled among high mountains and lush greenery. The falls have a height of roughly 80 m (262 ft) and can be reached by various hiking trails or a little passenger train that winds through beautiful scenery. Follow the path for a short distance to reach the base of the falls, or make your way to the observation deck for spectacular views. The path will take you through an open-air market and the beautiful "Lovers' Path," where you’ll have the perfect photo opportunity of the river below. Unfortunately, the area suffers from ongoing problems due to a recent cyclone, so many hiking trails have been closed and the passenger train sometimes shuts down due to landslides. That said, you can still take the direct paths to the waterfalls. Work out when and for how long to visit Wulai Falls and other New Taipei attractions using our handy New Taipei trip itinerary planner.
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  • Wulai is 30 kms (20 miles) south of Taipei. It is up in the mountains. You can take a walk in the mountains, it is quite pleasant; the foliage is usually lush.. The main feature of Wulai is the...  more »
  • We went there around April 2019. The place is beautiful. You will pass on a local food stalls and a bridge. You can ride a trolley train or either walk going to the Wulai waterfall. The view is...  more »
  • Awesome, beautiful and semi-remote destination in New Taipei City, maybe about 2 hours outside of Taipei by public transport and bus. You can Uber here, but the price is much higher, although much faster. There is a walking street with great street food (the sausages are famous there). Get off the bus, walk down the Main Street trying all the delicious food. Continue down and on the right there is a footbridge across the river. Cross it. Continue up some wooden stairs and find a very small passenger train (so small, even if you can call it a train). Pay the small fee, I think it was 50NT, to ride it to the falls. If you’d like to walk, you can also walk up the asphalt road about a kilometer or two. I happened to go on a somewhat rainy day and it was still beautiful. Almost totally empty of tourists. I think usually you can take a gondola up above the falls, but when I was there, it was out of service for renovation. If you have half a day and want to get away from the hectic center of Taipei, Wulai is the perfect spot for you.
  • Very conflicting thoughts about this place. It's a great escape from the usual tourist spots. But at the same time, the lack of care and attention to the surrounding attractions is disappointing. The old street leading up to the the falls is nice and friendly. There's even a tiny train that can assist with the hike. The falls themselves are nice, especially from the vantage point of the gondola. But once you reach the top and get to the "amusement park", it's shocking to see how forgotten this place is. Seriously, it's like something out of a post apocalyptic movie. Plus, you have to spend even more money to actually enjoy any of the dilapidated rides. Everything just seems to have seen better days. This by itself is fine, so long as you're expectations are in check. What really bugged me is the price of this experience. To me and my family, it was not worth the price but it was worth the time.
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