Sacred Mother Trail
Have you ever seen a dessert this big? I bet you haven't!
The Sacred Mother Trail is composed of two parts. This first, on the front, is an industrial road that links Wufengqi Waterfall to TungTien Bridge. The trail begins after passing TungTien Bridge, where you will be astonished by this lavish feast of nature. Stepping out of the forest, the majestic Wufengqi Mountain unfolds before your eyes: the layers of ridges covered in dark green look just like a "Matcha Mountain" from a distance. Formed by the extraordinary power of nature, this mountain cannot fail to impress. Why not take China Airlines and come taste the dessert mountain?
Transportation: Take a bus or train to Jiaoxi Station, then take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle and get off at Wufengqi Scenic Area.
Mt. Hehuan Main Peak Trail (Maya Main Peak Platform)
Here, you can reach for the stars!
Located on the main peak of Hehuan Mountain, Maya Platform offers a stunning view. The name Maya originated from its similar appearance to the Maya Temple. With no light pollution, Maya Platform is also famous for being the highest stargazing spot in Eastern Asia. Maya Platform presents its distinct charm at different times of the day: sunrise and sunset during the day and a starry sky at night.
In just one place, you can see the earth bathed in the gold of the sunrise and surrounded by the Milky Way — a magical moment you can't see in the city. Next time, come visit and wish upon a star.
Transportation: Take the High Speed Rail to Taichung Station, then take the bus and get off at Puli Station. Then get on the Qingjing Farm Shuttle to Qingjing Farm Station, and take the bus for Wuling and get off at Hehuan Mountain Station.
★ Wonders of Nature
Guanyin Caota Sand Dunes
Can you imagine desert and ocean all in one place?
Set on the northern shore of Taoyuan, Guanyin Caota Sand Dunes is the most complete "desert" along Taiwan's coast. This mysterious work of nature is sculpted by the river and wind. Standing on the sand dunes, you can look out over Taiwan Strait while surrounded by windmills; such contrasting images in the same view are a sight to behold. Wait until sunset, when the desert is painted orange and images are carved into the sand by the wind.
This diverse scenery will not only broaden your horizon but also open up your imagination.
Transportation: Take a taxi from Taoyuan International Airport to Guanyin Caota Sand Dunes.
Imagine a mirror full of sky beneath your feet.
This mirror is home to countless species of wildlife. Here, you can find up to 120 distinct types of migrating birds, along with the bird lovers who come from far and wide to watch them and take pictures with their cameras. As this is one of the most important wildlife protection areas, many fish and crab species live and breed in this wetland. The mirror also changes its color according to the sky and the sun, turning either bright yellow or purplish-orange at sunset. If you're lucky enough, you might also see the famous "Fire clouds". Gaomei Wetland not only presents the vitality of nature, but also inspires imagination. Grab your camera and come visit!
Transportation: Take the train to Taichung Station, then take the bus to Gaomei Wetland Station.