Nuandong Valley

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  • Phone:+886 02-2425-8236
  • Address:Dongshi St., Nuannuan District, Keelung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Nuandong Valley is located in Keelung City's Dongshikeng, and is a warm area within the city. Keelung experiences rain year-round, and is Taiwan's rainfall champion. Dongshikeng's streams have carved out canyon landscapes, and the canyon in turn possesses clear and limpid streams. Located by the stream, there's the rather large-scale ruins of Shicuo Settlement, as well as Nuannuan District's old Laoliaokeng mine establishment. It features a Keelung Nuandong Valley Forest Recreation Area with a total area of 7 hectares. The trails are classified into three levels, with normal, intermediate, and challenging. The more challenging trail feature larger differences in elevation and span around 1 kilometer in length. One section must be traversed while pulling on ropes, and it takes around 2 hours approximately. The intermediate and normal trails will take around 20 to 40 minutes. You can choose which trail to take, according to your own physical health and stamina. The Linzhong Trail can overlook the valley's "Dajing Farm". Follow the stone stairs upwards and at the end, you'll come across a scout's camping area. The site can accomodate up to 300 people at once, but because it doesn't contain any electric cooking facilities, electrical cooking is not encouraged. As a reminder, those who visit need to remember to take their garbage home.
Within Nuandong Valley there's two trails, separated on both sides of a creek. Along the way of both trails are viewing pavilions. One follows a steep precipice: you can enjoy the sight of cliffside scenery, caves, plants growing ontop of potholes, and there's even a bat cave located on top of the precipice. If you happen to be fortunate enough, you may catch a few stray bats flying out from the cave entrance. The other trail follows the creek.  A suspension bridge connects the red brick path, and you can admire the sight of the clear and limpid water. Observe the beauty of insects or plants on both sides of the trail. The canyon area incorporates a rest pavilion, mountain trails, and more. The area's trails contain many plants, with common free ferm being the most abundant in number. Furthermore, there's also a large bamboo forest, and amongst the included bamboo species there are: green bamboo, Makino bamboo, long-branch bamboo, green-stripe stem bamboo, and Hayata bamboo. The valley is home to dragonflies, prawn, damselfly, and blue whistling thrush birds that dart back and forth. With the valley being wet and rainy, remember to keep an eye out for your own safety, regardless of whether you're hiking or playing in the water. 

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Transportation 
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at Badu Interchange → Shuiyuan Rd. → Dongshi St. → Nuandong Valley

Public 
Take the train to TRA Nuannuan Station, transfer Keelung City Bus (No. 603) to Nuandong Valley stop.