In Wulai, you can find a myriad of entertainment such as enjoying the cherry blossoms, participating in water activities, or soaking in the hot springs.
Wulai Cherry Blossom Festival (February and March)
The Wulai Cherry Blossom Festival is an important event. Besides filling your senses with the sights and smells of the cherry blossoms (mostly Formosa Cherry, Fuji cherry, and Kwanzan Cherry), experiencing the hot springs, and sampling the Atayal delicacies, there are a range of Atayal tribe aboriginal and cultural activities to enjoy.
Summer Water Activities & Forest Bathing
Wulai offers many opportunities for water activities during summer. Tonghou River and Nanshi River are both delightful retreats. Steamed fish and freshwater shrimp from the streams are campers’ and fishermen’s favorite meals. You can also enjoy a refreshing forest bathing while strolling in the mountains. The plentiful rainfall of Wulai and the dramatic terrain has created many beautiful waterfalls. There are even seats available on observation decks to help tourists get comfortable as they gaze at the dazzling water displays.
Hot Springs in Winter
If you come to Wulai, you have to give the hot springs a try. They are of the sodium hydrogen carbonate springs variety. The hot springs here are clear and odorless, and are believed to treat gastrointestinal diseases and skin diseases. Because the hot springs are below the hotels, pumps and pipes for transporting the spring water up to the hotels can be seen in the creek. There are many hot spring hotels in Wulai, and most of them are located on Wenquan St.
There is a naturally formed geothermal hot spring which lies between the Tourism Bridge and the Scenic Bridge. There is no trace of human construction here. Travelers can enjoy this natural outdoor hot spring for free. However, don’t forget to bring your own towel and swimsuit.