From Banqiao we will take the train out to Yingge Station and begin our hike up to Yingge Rock (aka Parrot Rock and Eagle Brother Stone) and Wanghushan. According to legend, the rock formation produced a miasma that sickened and sometimes killed passers-by. One day, General Koxinga led his army past the rock. Caught in the miasma, he ordered his cannon to fire against the rock, breaking the neck of the stone eagle. The miasma lifted and the troops continued on their march. Thanks to Koxinga, we will not encounter this legendary miasma, but will enjoy some beautiful views during this moderately strenuous hike that includes stairs and both paved and dirt trails. Along the way we will see an ancient Banyan Tree, a temple and lots of bamboo, which at times becomes a canopy over the trail. This hike is about 8K with an elevation of 300M. Wear proper hiking shoes. Bring your EASYCARD for the train, plus water, lunch and rain/sun protection.
Instructor: Dory Chung
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|Culture & Tours in Taiwan||NT$ 800.00|