Campsites in Taiwan

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Campsites in Taiwan

Postby Mr He » 21 Apr 2005, 12:29

I have been enjoying to go to this little peice of heaven for a bit of weekend camping for some time, and I am now looking for other campsites with decent facilities, on or near site eating and restocking of essentials possdibilities, and not too many chicken-bone trowing, karaoke singing rednecks to ruin the fun, when going there on your average weekend.

I would like to hear if any of you know any good campsites, you can recommend. Doesn't really matter where, as long as they are good, and are an excellent frame for a few days of discovering, relaxing, and having a good time.

Any takers?
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Postby Mucha Man » 21 Apr 2005, 12:55

Taian, in Miaoli County, is a nice place to go camping. The campsite is part of one of the hotspring hotels. It didn't have showers when I was there but it did have bathrooms. In any case there was a river right there to bathe in as well as the communal hot springs. I think it was only $150 for unlimited use. The hotel also has adventure activities like abseiling and river tracing.

Taian has 5 long hikes (4-5 hours, and one that could take up to 10 hours) and other short ones. The river is pristine as it flows in from Sheiba National Park. There are several hot spring hotels with decent to excellent facilities. The food is great (aboriginal and hakka) and the scenery wonderful. It's only 90 minutes from Taipei.

Pinglin is also nice. Good biking around there (including a marked 25km route and mountain bike circuit), and lots of hiking. The river is also very clean and you can swim in some parts. Your children will love all the fish in the water.

The main campground can get too crowded but there were other spots further down the river. However, some of them had to close. Next time I am there I will check out campgrounds. If you go before then go to the Tea Museum for information.
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Postby Mugatu » 05 May 2005, 15:48

Can anyone reccomend a campsite nearby a decent beach for swimming/football/BBQing? Preferably one that will be open now or in the next couple of weeks.
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Postby Steeevieboy » 05 May 2005, 16:08

Fulong!
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Postby Mucha Man » 05 May 2005, 18:41

Or Jinshan.
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Postby seeker4 » 05 May 2005, 20:50

Muzha Man wrote:Taian, in Miaoli County

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Pinglin is also nice.

MM,

Can you provide some simple directions, from Taipei?

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As for other camping spots, I've only experienced two, but they were both nice. "In season," one or both might be busy.

The first is in the little port town of Fugang, about 10km north of Taidong on the east coast. The campground is right on the small, main road, on the beach side, adjacent to the harbor and fish market. Nice access to the ocean. Good showers, fire pits, sites. I believe it is called "Shauleliou" or something similar.

The second is on Green Island. It is on the south end of the island and is the only campground there. Sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean, shaded by a bunch of old trees. Simple, but nice facilities and showers.

I'd be interested in any other spots as well. Considering the approaching summer season, maybe someone can suggest cooler campsites in the terrific mountains of Taiwan.
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Postby Mucha Man » 05 May 2005, 22:08

Both are pretty simple to get to. Pinglin is on the number 9 highway between Xindian and Yilan. Do you know how to get to the 9?

Taian is off provincial highway 3 in Miaoli County. You could take the provincial highway all the way down from Taipei (if you are taking a scooter) or take National Highway 3 down and get off on the 6 and pass through Miaoli City. The roads were changing last time I was there but just follow the signs to provincial 3 and Dahu. Taian is off provincial 3 on county road 62 around Dahu. Any simple map will show it. It's out of the way but not at all obscure.

I'm planning a hiking club trip down there in June to tackle the old tree trail if you want to check it out then.

BTW, I did a pretty detailled write up of both areas (including maps with locations of campsite) in the new Lonely Planet.
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Postby seeker4 » 06 May 2005, 08:43

Muzha Man wrote:Both are pretty simple to get to.

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I'm planning a hiking club trip down there in June to tackle the old tree trail if you want to check it out then.

BTW, I did a pretty detailed write up of both areas (including maps with locations of campsite) in the new Lonely Planet.

Good pointers, and now I have a reason to seek out the latest Lonely Planet!

Sure, keep me posted on the hiking trip. That might work out nicely.

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Postby Mugatu » 06 May 2005, 10:47

Is the campsite at Fulong open now?
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Postby seeker4 » 06 May 2005, 11:23

Mugatu wrote:Is the campsite at Fulong open now?

It was open for the adventure race last weekend. I got the impression that it was open in general, but can't swear to that.
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