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A great half-day hike

Before we visited we tried to find information about potential short hikes at Mt. Yushan and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cologne, Germany
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Excellent hike

It was a very scenic hike. 8.5km from the starting point to Paiyun lodge. Our 8-year old managed to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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No.515, Section 1, Zhongshan Road, Shuili Township, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before we visited we tried to find information about potential short hikes at Mt. Yushan and unfortunately weren't successful. Therefore I'd like to share with you the trek we ended up doing. We parked our car in the car park of Tataka visitors center and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a very scenic hike. 8.5km from the starting point to Paiyun lodge. Our 8-year old managed to walk the entire journey up to Paiyun and down back to the starting point. Overall a worthwhile hike for the entire family although only one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joshua-chinys
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Pardon my long review. I will try to be as detailed as possible to also include the transportation I took there because I had difficulty finding exact directions there as I was planning my hike. Hope people will find this helpful. Permit: Applied for the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
12  Thank Cheng Y
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Excellent support from the Lodge before and after the 3am trek to the top. Amazing views! Although trekking solo, I decided to join the local group which added nicely to the whole experience of bringing to nations together. Thank you!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank KJD_75
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Well worth visiting as the Park is well laid out though with lots of steps but its the magnificent 2000 year old trees; the beautiful lake; two Buddhist temples within

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Hiking Yushan was an incredible experience. We signed up for a three day, two night trip, and our guide arranged the permits for us. The cabins have very basic accommodations. Overall, the trial felt safe. It was a very diverse trail that passes through various...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We hired a driver to take us on a day trip from Sun Moon Lake to Yu Shan National Park’s Tataka Visitor Center at the end of the twisting and winding Provincial Highway 21. Permits and preparation are required if you are serious about scaling...More

Date of experience: March 2017
6  Thank Billy L
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Many groups tours for sun rise but we avoid the crowd by driving through the mountains ourselves around mid day, although it was raining and foggy, amazing experience.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank YN H
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Upon hearing of the highest mountain in Taïwan (3952m), we wanted to go up Yushan/Jade Mtn. The view from up there is breath-taking and very much worth the hassle. The uphill is somewhat but the path is well indicated and easy, and getting to the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
8  Thank ReindeerCounter
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The highest place you can go in Taiwan (3900meters), you need permit but it is worthy, sunrise here was probably the best one in my life. There is a trek trail for maybe 6-7 hours walking

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank Patrik B
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Ronnie L
10 August 2018|
Response from BoBoZA25 |
Not sure if you managed to get your answers. I'm currently (a solo hiker) at Paiyun Lodge. I made my reservations rather, about 2-3 weeks prior departure. Didn't managed to apply for the advanced application for foreigners... More
Cheng Y
5 May 2018|
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Response from KJD_75 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cheng, This is how I did it in March. 1. Taking the Taipei to Chiayi high speed train 2. Staying overnight in Chiayi, near the station. 3. Taking the 6am bus to Alishan from Chiayi bus station. 4. Taking the taxi from... More
Paola M
2 November 2017|
Response from Ma Kristina C |
Hi! how long will you stay in Taiwan? because I think it's better to allot at least 2 days if you're coming from Sun Moon Lake to Yushan National Park. It is possible to get around the park for a daytrip but there are bus... More