Penglai Waterfall

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  • Address:Gukeng Township, Yunlin County 646, Taiwan View on Map
Penglai Waterfall, hidden within the Caoling Mountains of Yunlin County, is one of Caoling Scenic Area's famous grassland sceneries. The waterfall falls 100 meters and when the water flow is abundant during the summer, it can reach up to 5.6 meters wide. You have to lift your head up high to order to watch the water flow down from the stone cliffs. The sight is a stunning one. Penglai Waterfall was originally known as "Zhusong Shui", or "Bamboo Water". Bamboo poles are poles used by the Taiwanese people to hang and dry their clothes. The name was used to describe Penglai Waterfall during the winter, when the water shortage causes it to become thin and long, just like a pole. Before the 921 earthquake happened, Penglai Waterfall used to be a famous sightseeing spot. There was even sightseeing buses that would service that many tourists who came to Caoling. After 921 though, despite this area not suffering much damage, it was still slowly forgotten by the masses. It's become a private scenic attraction along the rocky cliffs. After you finish viewing the waterfall, you can come across aiyu jelly for sale on the way towards the parking lot. Aiyu is one of Caoling's famous products, so you absolutely have to take this opportunity and try some for yourself. Aside from adding the common ingredient of lemon juice, sugar water, and honey, the aiyu here also will add plum juice. It's suitable for those searing hot summer days. Many private scenic spots are also located throughout Caoling, and the road signs can get complicated, so its reccomended that you find a guide to lead you, so that you can make the most of your tirp here. 
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1.Nat'l Hwy 1→Exit at the Dounan Interchange→Prov. Hwy 1→Dounan Township Yanping Rd.→County Rd.158A→County Rd. 149A→Gukeng
2.Nat'l Hwy 1→Exit at the Dalin Interchange→County Rd. 162→Prov. Hwy 3→Meishan→County Rd. 149→County Rd. 149A→Gukeng
3.Nat'l Hwy 3→Exit at the Meishan Interchange→County Rd. 162→Prov. Hwy 3→Meishan→County Rd. 149→County Rd. 149A→Gukeng