"Gouyinqin” in Taiwanese means “a sleeping dog," it doesn’t, however, mean you will see many sleeping dogs on this trail. As with other areas in Taiwan, the trail gets its name due to the landscape, which is quite flat and looks like a dog that is lying on its stomach. From the Jiantan MRT Station we will take a bus out to the trailhead, about a 40-minute ride. The hike itself has three distinct parts. During the first part we will hike through a bamboo forest. There are some stairs in this section. With good lighting, the green bamboo is stunning. It also provides the shade that will protect us from the sun's rays on our trip. The second part is along a small canal. We can cool our feet in the water as we walk. The third and last part brings us to Yangde Blvd, where we will end our trip. From there, you can catch a bus back to either Jiantan or Shilin Station. The hike is about 5K with about 250M ascending and 500M descending This is a moderate hike; the trail is mostly paved, suitable for regular and less-experienced hikers as well as teens and older children, accompanied by their parents. Please bring your EASYCARD, plenty of water, snacks, sun/rain/insect protection. Wear proper hiking shoes and a hat.
Instructor: Dory Chung
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|Culture & Tours in Taiwan||NT$ 800.00|