Xiaoyoukeng Recreation Area, Beitou

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  • I’m so surprised to learn that Taiwan has a such great volcano like spit. Strong sulfur smell with gas whistling sound plus some muddy gas outlets. It reminds me a lot of Hokkaido’s Hell Valley despit...  more »
  • It's very foggy when we visited and couldn't get to see the full view. There's are some parts along the trail that's having steam coming out thus have to be more careful while walking along the trail....  more »
  • The scenic trail can be reached by turning right on the Xiaoguanyin stop on Yangjin Highway. It is approx 805 meters above sea level and is famed for the fumaroles, sulfur crystals, hot springs and sp...  more »
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  • Xiaoyoukeng recreation area is like a back yard for city dwellers, a place to get away from hustle and bustle of city life temporarily. It is extremely easy to access by Bus 108, after taking other buses to Yangmingshan first! There is also a convenience store for visitors to buy some water or snacks. The staff here is friendly and willing to help. Visitors are able to drive here as there is a parking lot for this area but as there are only limited number of parking spaces, taking bus here might be a clever move for visitors and that Bus 108 can take visitors to every must visit places in this national park.
  • The sulphuric smell in the air is not overwhelming and my visit to the XiaoYouKeng was pleasant. There are board walkways for easy strolls and the toilets are available at the visitor centre in the area. Fun experience to witness the bubbling ground water and the constant sounds of the air streaming out from the natural vents.
  • Cool spot to see geothermal activity up close and personal. Nice views on the trails if the weather is clear.
  • Take MRT to Xin beitou or Jiantan. Change bus from there. I went to Xiao you keng only. managed to climb to the top but not the highest point. U can smell the foul Sulphur smell as u go higher. Nice mountain scenery and windy up there. Good sweating. Duration: 3-4 hrs at least.
  • Very nice spot to see Taipei’s volcanic landscapes and walk the nearby tracks.
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