Wulai, Taipei

Wulai, Taipei

Wulai (POJ: U-lâi-hiong; also seen as Ulay) is a rural township in southern Taipei County, Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. It is famous for hot springs. The name of the town derives from the Atayal phrase kirofu ulai meaning "hot and poisonous".


Wulai is a tourist town most renown for its hot springs, sightseeing, and aboriginal culture. Other activities include camping, swimming, fishing, and birdwatching. During the spring, visitors come see the sakura trees bloom.

According to locals, bathing in the odorless hot springs can cure skin diseases (such as ringworm, eczema, and herpes).

  • Wulai hot springs - visitors often go to the numerous hot spring hotels, public baths, as well as the Wulai river.
  • Wulai Atayal Museum
  • Waterfalls - Several waterfalls exist in the Wulai gorge, but the largest is Wulai Falls (烏來瀑布).
  • Wulai Gondola - the gondola takes visitors to the top of Wulai Falls, where it accesses a hotel, conference center, and the Yunxian playground.
  • Yunxian playground (雲仙樂園) - a nature park with gardens, paddle boats, natural trails, and natural obstacle courses, accessible by the Gondola
  • Atayal aboriginal culture - many shops in Wulai specialize in aboriginal foods, arts, crafts, and clothing.
  • Wulai Scenic Train - this is a converted mine train built during the Japanese era that takes visitors from downtown Wulai to the attractions at the base of Wulai Falls.

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