Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

As a famous mountain village in North Taiwan, Wulai is well-known for its gorgeous scenery of high mountains, clean running rivers, waterfalls and hot springs, as well as the aboriginal folk culture. Early spring has been the most popular season for years, when visitors can enjoy the mineral water of hot spring while appreciating the beauty of cherry blossoms all over the mountains.

Wulai means hot spring, possibly a term used by the Atayal, the main aborigine tribe in this area. It’s said that several hundred years ago, the Atayal hunters arrived here and got shocked when they saw the white haze of smoke rise from the riverside, along with the surge of burning water. They shouted at each other: “ Ulay——”( Kiluh-ulay, means watch out, the water is very hot). Thus, Wulai became the name of this place.

The hot spring of Wulai is acclaimed for its carbonic acid with minor base, which helps skin to be smooth and moistened. It appears clear, transparent without bad smells. Around the village, numerous Spa Houses, Hot-Spring Hotels & Inns could be found everywhere. Wulai also boasts the largest public hot spring by the Nanshi Creek (free of charge). When Mr.T and I walked through the tourist’s street, on the bridge we saw a huge group of people swimming in that creek. I thought they were enjoying the cool water in such a hot summer. Actually, they’re in a hot spring! OMG!…
To reach Wulai Waterfall, visitors can take the sightseeing trail train for pleasure, which used to be the transportation trail of lumber. Well, 2 kilometers distance seemed not a big deal, so we decided to take a walk along the mountain road. After sweating like 2 pigs, finally we saw the 80 meters high waterfall. It looked like a white silk cloth hanging on the top of green mountain, rather charming than magnificent. On the opposite side, there’re an open coffee shop, souvenir shops, and the Aboriginal Culture Center introducing Atayal Tribe’s customs & culture and demonstrating their historical artifacts. Of course, the brilliant show of aboriginal singing & dancing cannot be missed if you’re interested.

001 Nanshi Creek(I)

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

002 (II)

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

003 The aboriginal couple and a hunter

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

004 Forest in summer

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

005 The waterfall stop of trail train(I)

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

006 (II)

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

007 (III)

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008 Special design of the Bench

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

009 Wulai Waterfall

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

010 The full view(I)

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

011 (II)

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

012 The public hot spring by Nanshi Creek

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

One more pic during the daybreak

Taiwan Wulai Travel Photography Romanticism  Yalan雅岚 黑摄会

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  1. 沙发 :)) ,台车瀑布站,不是去过的人,估计是猜不到了 B-)

  2. 台湾现在应该很凉快吧,上海这几天一直高温,根本不愿意出门,真羡慕能出去玩。

    1. 持续34、5度,要到九月才降温呢,山区倒是比较舒服。。 🙂

    1. 有温泉的河水还算清澈,不过水质更好的该在瀑布区。。。 :O)

  3. 水流有点小呢,不过民族风情很浓郁,主要表现在标志上吧,台湾好像很多原住民。

    1. 约53万,占总人口2﹪,貌似不算很多。。。 ;;)
      主要有:阿美、泰雅、排湾、布农、卑南、鲁凯、雅美、太鲁阁、赛德克等16族

  4. 看岚妹妹发的照片,经常让我产生一种错觉,就是台湾哪儿哪儿都是5A级风景区…… 😡

    1. 夏天游客都挤在溪边、商业街,寒冷的天气泡温泉的就超多。。。 🙂

        1. 老家以前也是山青水秀的,现在除了青山,也没什么美感了 [-(

  5. 不时就会厌倦城市的喧嚣,想回农村老家去呆几天;可是说走就走是那样遥不可及! :((

  6. 看到温泉,就想起我家做饭时候的厨房,真的一头汗的感觉呢
    看到那几个小人的造型,我想起来电影赛德克巴莱了

    1. 温泉么,冬天泡比较舒服,春天还可一边泡一边赏樱。。 :O)
      赛德克 巴莱,这电影我下了很久,一直没看,真佩服我自己。。。 =))

  7. 简直就是仙境一样啊,水也特别清澈,感觉博主经常去旅游啊,非常羡慕

    1. 温泉街,不幸被上周台风过境引发的泥石流埋了呢 ;;) 现在大概清理完了吧

  8. 看了你那么多的关于台湾,越来越心心念了,怎么说呢?我想象中的南国就是这个样子,如台湾

    1. 无论是自然环境还是社会环境,总的来说是很便利亲和的 🙂

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