Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) announced that a pamphlet introducing the ten scenic spots around Yuanshan area is now available!
Featuring ten selected venues, the “10 Attractions of Yuanshan” pamphlet has been published to time with the upcoming Summer Universiade of Taipei. GEO hopes the anticipated influx of foreign visitors during the international sports event will visit Yuanshan – which boasts tourist attractions offering natural beauty and recreational enjoyment.
Yuanshan Scenic Area, which spans Shilin and Zhongshan districts, is home to a plethora of wildlife. Some of the most commonly seen animals dwelling in the area include blue magpies, grey treepies, barbets, and squirrels. The ten attractions comprise various geological features ranging from hiking trails to squares to tunnels. Other well-visited spots include lookouts for observing airline takeoffs and landings, Taipei’s night views, and sunset over Mt. Guanyin.
Starting August 1, individuals can obtain a free Yuanshan Scenic Area pamphlet at any of the following four MRT stations – Jiantan, Shilin, Shipai, and Beitou. Each station has a stock of 500 pamphlets. The bilingual brochure is also available at the GEO’s website: http://www.geo.gov.taipei/public/MMO/Earth/1001220/圓山摺頁_英文版_封面.jpg
Directions for Yuanshan Scenic Area
By car: Enter the Grand Hotel from Zhongshan N. Rd. and head towards the back of the Hotel where there is a free car park for hikers.
*From MRT Jiantan Station: Head in the direction of the Chientan Youth Activity Center, cross the pedestrian underpass, and enter from the hiking entrance on Zhongshan N. Rd.
*Take Bus No. 40, 203, 218, 220, 260, 267, 277, 279, 285, 310, 606, 612, 665, 685, 902, R3, or Zhongshan Main Line 266, and alight at MRT Jiantan Station; then enter from the hiking entrance on Zhongshan N. Rd.
*Take Bus No. 21, 42, 208, 247, 267, 287, 646, 677, 902, or R2, and alight at Radio Taiwan International, and then enter from the hiking entrance at No. 77, Beian Rd.