Scenic Area sights in Wǔdàlián Chí
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At this impressive lava field, you walk through a forest of white and black birch trees on a network of boardwalks, with the lava rocks stretching away in the distance on either side.
It's a mostly uphill 1km stair climb to the summit of Lǎohēi Mountain, one of the area's 14 volcanoes. From the lip of the crater you will have panoramic views of the lakes and other volcanoes.
Taxis drop you at the ticket booth (though you could walk here from Wǔdàlián Chí in two hours). From here park shuttle buses take you to a lot at the start of the trail. To the left is the trail up the mountain, to the right a boardwalk to the aptly named Shí Hǎi (石海; Stone Sea), a magnificent lava field.
Back in the parking lot smaller green shuttle buses take you to Huǒshāo Shān (火烧山) and the end of the road at another collection of weirdly shaped lava stones. This…