Top things to do

Teahouse in Xindian

Bi Ting

This 50-year-old teahouse sits like a witchy temple on a rocky cliff. Sip a coffee or share a pot of tea while gazing down at the lake below. There's no English sign; steps winding up to the teahouse are just before…
Vegan in Xindian

Loving Hut

This cute, brightly lit and friendly place with yellow laminate tables offers a Taiwanese twist on pasta and Italian rice dishes using mushrooms, tofu and cashews. It's located just behind Xindian MRT station, where…
Bridge in Xindian

Bitan Suspension Bridge

This 200m-long swaying pedestrian bridge was built by the Japanese in 1937. It offers a great vantage point from which to gaze south towards the forested hills of Taiwan's northern mountain range, or back up the riv…
Pub Food in Xindian

Green Hornet Cafe

This Canadian-run (the Moosehead beer on the menu is a dead giveaway) pub and restaurant is popular with expats and serves decent Tex Mex, pastas and kids' favourites such as mac and cheese. Look for the Guinness si…