As I said in my previous blog entry, day 1 in Taiwan is all about touring the north. My overly-ambitious itinerary aimed to visit Yehliu then Bitou Cape (via Fulong route to see the Nanya Rock Formations, Yin Yang Sea and the Remains of the 13 Levels) and then go to Jinguashi and Jiufen in one day. It was actually possible if we didn’t get lost in the morning trying to find where our second hotel was. In short, our schedule moved as well. We arrived in Yehliu at 10am instead of leaving the place by that time. That late!! Huhu.
Afterwards, we headed to Keelung where there are buses going to Bitou (we didn’t give up yet during this time! Lol).
In the end, due to frustration and limited time, we decided to drop Bitou since we already saw beautiful rock formations in Yehliu. We prioritized going to Jinguashi early before it closes at around 5PM. Also, Jinguashi is situated in the mountain so it’s not really advisable to go there when it’s getting dark.
After a 30 minute-ride from Keelung, finally…
Welcome to Gold Ecological Park!
Of course, it’s a must to eat afterwards!
To sum it up, this was indeed a “golden” experience! The trip to Jinguashi is long but it’s a worthy and unique tour.