Mt. Maolan Hiking Trail

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  • Address:Ln. 270, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555, Taiwan View on Map
According to mountaineers, Mt. Maolan Hiking Trail, otherwise known as one of the "Xiao Bai Yues" is an ideal location for overlooking Sun Moon Lake and gazing into the distant mountains and forests. Many people gather here to view the sunrise. The entire trail stretches for 4.6 kilometers, and isn't too difficult to traverse. It's divided into two sections, and you can go as far as you want, based on your own condition. The field of horizon offered here is splendid. Follow the trail, and along the way you can enjoy the sight of Assam black tea growing all over the mountains and valleys, Taiwanese cypress forests, and a panoroma of Sun Moon Lake. The first section of the trail features the garden used to grow Sun Moon Lake's characteristic Assam black tea. Next to it, there's a small green pond reflecting the blue sky above and the neat and orderly tea garden; it's quite the attractive sight. Going up the flight of stairs, you'll then come across the heavily Japanese-styled tea refinement area. If you take advantage of the early-morning hours and head up here, you can witness the magnificent sunrise. The mysterious sight of the scattering morning fog is one that's sure to fascinate. The trail's second section connects to Sun Moon Lake's weather station, and along the way Taiwanese cypress forests can be found growing everywhere. During springtime, beautiful bright red cherry blossoms bloom. The Puli Basin and Sun Moon Lake can be overlooked here, and you can also take the time to find out whether Sun Moon Lake really is shaped like its name! 


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Nat'l Hwy 1→ Exit at the Nantun Interchange → county Rd 136 → Prov. Hwy 74 → Exit at the Kuaiguan Interchange →Nat'l Hwy 3→ Wufeng System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 6 → Exit at the Ailan Interchange → Prov. Hwy 14 → Prov. Hwy 21
1. Take the THSR to Taichung Station, continue by Nantou Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop.2. Take the train to Taipei Railway Station, continue by Guoguang(Kuo-kuang) Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop.3. Take the train to Taichung Railway Station, continue by Renyou Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop.