SANQING TEMPLE FOREST TRAIL EASTERN LOOP (三清宮森林步道東線)

Distance: A little over 3km with options to shorten or extend depending on energy level. Time: 1½ - 2 hours depending on your pace and which route you take. Difficulty (regular Taiwan hiker): 1.5/10 - mostly for lack of signage in some areas and for ever so slightly rough trail conditions in other areas. Difficulty … Continue reading SANQING TEMPLE FOREST TRAIL EASTERN LOOP (三清宮森林步道東線)

MIAOLI’S LION’S HEAD MOUNTAIN (獅頭山)

Lion's Head Mountain in Miaoli is just one of many peaks scattered across Taiwan to be named due to its resemblance to the King of the Jungle. What sets this particular lion apart from the others is its enduring role as a site of spiritual significance. Dotting the mountain's slopes visitors will find a proliferation of temples, some of which have been open to worshippers for over a hundred years.

ALISHAN SISTERS PONDS LOOP (阿里山:姐妹池O型)

Alishan has been a popular destination with tourists for decades, the lure of the mountain air and beautiful forest scenery drawing in the crowds. These days visitors still flock to the park to enjoy the forest, the sunrise and the picturesque little red trains that ply the narrow-gauge tracks through the trees. This trail will take you on a short and easy wander around some of the sights.