National Scenic Areas In Taiwan

North Coast & Guanyinshan

Rocky and unforgiving in several places, Taiwan's North Coast also boasts fine sandy beaches and stunning vistas. Inland, typically it is rugged and precipitously steep, but there are also hot springs, rushing rivers, and several waterfalls.

Unfriendly to farmers and often hazardous to seafarers, this landscape is certainly dramatic - and, for that reason, very attractive to tourists.

The North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area encompasses two separate sections of North Taiwan's New Taipei City. The larger part consists of the seashore, part of the ocean, and a strip of land either side of Fuguei Cape, Taiwan's northernmost point. The smaller part of the Scenic Area is centered on the 616-meter-high mountain called Guanyinshan.

If you fly into Taipei international airport, or take a domestic flight from the south of the island to the capital, you may well see Guanyinshan before landing. An eighteen-peaked expanse of rock and greenery, crisscrossed by hiking paths and dotted by Buddhist and folk shrines, this massif stands like a sentinel looking over the mouth of the Danshuei River.

Whether you're seeking a bleak, deserted strip of shore, the sun beating down on a sandy beach, or history, culture and good food, you'll find it in the North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area.

Location:

Address:No.33-6, Xiayuankeng, Demao Village, Shimen District, New Taipei City, 25341
Phone:886-2-8635-5100 Fax:886-2-2636-6675