Wulai District ( Chinese: 烏來區; pinyin: ; Wūlái Qū Pe̍h-ōe-jī: ) is a rural U-lâi-khu district in southern New Taipei City in northern Republic of China (Taiwan). It sits near the border with Taipei and is famous for its hot springs. It is the largest district in New Taipei, as well as the most mountainous, and was formerly classified as "Savage Land" under Taihoku Prefecture during Japanese rule.
The name of the town derives from the
Atayal phrase kilux ulay meaning "hot and poisonous".
Geography [ edit ]
Elevation: 250 meters (820 ft) (average)
Area: 321.13 square kilometers (123.99 sq mi)
Population: 6,165 People (December 2014)
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
Zhongzhi Village, Wulai Village, Xiaoyi Village, Xinxian Village and Fushan Village.
Attractions [ edit ]
Wulai is a tourist town most renowned for its
hot springs, sightseeing, and aboriginal culture. Other activities include hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, and birdwatching. During the spring, visitors come see the cherry trees bloom. According to locals, bathing in the odorless hot springs can cure skin diseases (such as ringworm, eczema, and herpes).
hot springs - visitors often go to the numerous hot spring hotels, public baths, as well as the Wulai river.
Wulai Atayal Museum Waterfalls - Several waterfalls exist in the Wulai gorge, but the largest is
Wulai Waterfall. Wulai Gondola - the gondola takes visitors to the top of Wulai Falls, where it accesses a hotel, conference center, and the Yunxian playground.
Yun Hsien Resort - a nature park with gardens, paddle boats, natural trails, and natural obstacle courses, accessible by the Gondola.
Atayal aboriginal culture - many shops in Wulai specialize in aboriginal foods, arts, crafts, and clothing.
Wulai Tram Museum
Transportation [ edit ]
Wulai District is accessible by Xindian Bus from
Xindian Station of Taipei Metro to Wulai Bus Terminus. [3 ]
The district also has the
Wulai Scenic Train, a converted mine train built during the Japanese era that takes visitors from downtown Wulai to the attractions at the base of Wulai Waterfall.
Galleries [ edit ]
Children playing in the Wulai River
Wulai Falls as seen from above from the Gondola
Wulai Gorge as seen from the Gondola
Aboriginal Shops on the main street
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Coordinates: 24°52′N 121°33′E / 24.867°N 121.550°E