This mountainous township 25km directly south of Taipei is a world apart from its urban neighbour. In the thickness of jungle that covers most of the area you'll find spectacular waterfalls, deep river pools for swimming, endless hiking trails, and top birdwatching venues. Wulai (Wūlái, which means 'hot spring water') is a beautiful and largely untamed slice of Taiwan.
The main village in the township, also called Wulai, is a popular place for 'hot springing', though we wouldn't recommend that you come simply for that. The village area is a bit shabby but the tourist street is fun enough for sampling snacks and drinks you've never heard of (millet wine with bees, anyone?), and sitting down to a hearty meal after a long day in the wilds.
There's one main road through the township, Provincial Hwy 9甲, which terminates at Fushan (福山), the start of hiking trails running across to Ilan County and Baling on the North Cross-Island Hwy.
Wulai destination guides
Wulai Aboriginal Village Half-Day Tour from Taipei
Wulai is a famous mountain village in northern Taiwan and is located in water reservation area. Residents are mostly aboriginal people (Tai Ya Tribe). See the famous Wulai Waterfall which is about 80 meters high. The highlight of the visit to this area is a singing and dancing show by aboriginal people.